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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

What is the "nerve damage" in diabetic neuropathy?

Many facets: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more

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Is diabetic perepheral neuropathy reversible?

It is not: You can stop progression by very tight control of glucose. Glucose is damaging your nerves try grain free, soy free diet, sugar free. ...Read more

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Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

Can artificial sweetener worsen diabetic neuropathy pain?

No: It should not make your diabetic neuropathy pain worse and it may lead to slightly better glucose control which can slow progression. While I do not endorse using artificial sweeteners much as they can lead to weight gain with certain patients, due to increasing that "sweet tooth" sensation, it has its place in moderation in a diabetic diet. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read more

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Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Could diabetic neuropathy be reversed?

Great question!!: You have entered into the frontiers of medicine, and briefly, we do have a prescription medical food, metanx, which has been biopsy proven to restore density of small fiber loss in diabetes. There is also some data to suggest better outcomes with very strict blood sugar control.. In europe, there are a few drugs which seem to offer further promise, but not yet on usa market. ...Read more

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Can small nerve fiber neuropathy cause "intermittent numbness"?

Yes: Sensory symptoms of small fiber neuropathy are highly variable. Common complaints include paresthesias, dysesthesias, and insensitivity to pain. Paresthesias are abnormal sensations. They are often described as numbness, burning, cold, prickling, pins and needles along with other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia a nerve problem ?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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Is fibromyalgia a nerve problem ?

No?: If i understand your question, then i would say that the answer is no. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain state in which the nerve stimuli causing pain originates mainly in the muscle. A nice explanation of fibromyalgia can be found at http://fmaware.Org/pageserverccdf.Html?Pagename=fibromyalgia_science beware though, this is a very technical explanation. ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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How to treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

It depends: It depends on the etiology of what is causing the neuropathy. Often times in a diabetic the cause is the medical condition. In a non-diabetic where the diabetes is not the etiology one may look towards the back i.E herniated disc etc as a possible cause. Medications chosen are esentially the same. For both conditions nutrional supplements i.E l-methyl folate, (folic acid) alpha-lipoic acid and befotalamine. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

No: Urinary problems can be caused by spinal related issues, but it requires an extensive compressive issue to cause this degree of symptoms. If the amount of stenosis (compression) is sufficient to cause urinary issues it will likely lead to more symptoms such as numbness and pain. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Can diabetes M2 be associated with sciatic neuropathy as a cause for damaged nerve endings?

Sciatic Neuropathy: Hello. Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy. It can result from nerve compression (tumor, hematoma, etc.) and injury in the gluteal region or thigh. In the gluteal region, it is most often caused by trauma (posterior hip dis;ocation, pelvic fracture). Nerve can be directly injured during an intramuscular injection into the buttocks. ...Read more

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Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

Can a leg ulcer cause diabetic retinopathy?

No: A leg ulcer will not cause diabetic retinopathy. The two are related though. A person's whose diabetic disease has progressed to the point of having a leg ulcer will also often have diabetic retinopathy. Both happen with poorly controlled diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetic nerve problems without having symptoms?

Have you had: Diabetes since childhood? Takes a while to develop. Emg/ncs can detect nerve damage before a patient becomes aware of them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diabetic nerve problems?

Buzz: When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because the nerves are drunk. ...Read more

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How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

Varies: If the problem is isolated to numbness in the legs, you need to check feet daily for small injuries do they don't get infected. If the nerves to the stomach are affected, it can cause nausea and bloating. Sometimes nerves that regulate the heart and blood vessels and can make blood pressure erratic. ...Read more

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How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

It varies.: Some people with diabetes never get neuropathy (nerve damage). Some people may have had neuropathy for several years before they develop diabetes. Working to keep blood sugars under control can reduce the risk for developing neuropathy, or delay it or make it less severe. ...Read more

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Do all diabetic patients have problems in there feet nerves? & how to know if this is still in the beginning?

Do all diabetic patients have problems in there feet nerves?
& how to know if this is still in the beginning?

Diabetes foot nerves: Most will eventually. Have your Dr test vibration and touch in your feet which they should be doing anyway if you have DM. ...Read more

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Could a diabetic patient have problems or damage in the nerves of her eyes without symptoms? my mom will examinate them soon but I want to relax

Could a diabetic patient have problems or damage in the nerves of her eyes without symptoms?
my mom will examinate them soon but I want to relax

The diabetic: patient may not be aware of changes to vision. Bottom line is that we can't tell you relax. She needs to have annual eye exam to check for damage to her eyes from her diabetes. ...Read more

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The dr said diabetes foot nerves most will damage eventually.what he mean? do he mean that all MD patients will have at final problems in foot nerves

Neuropathy: is damage to nerves, often the result of diabetes or chemo. Please do what you can to prevent it and don't think it is inevitable. A nutritionist or natural doctor can make some suggestions such as Alpha Lipoic Acid at proper dose. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a nerve to regenerate in the eye after experiencing double vision? Diabetes, and other health problems could be culprits.

How long does it take for a nerve to regenerate in the eye after experiencing double vision? Diabetes, and other health problems could be culprits.

6-12 weeks: If double vision is from a diabetic mono-neuropathy, meaning damage to one of the nerves innervating the eye muscles, then typically it takes anywhere from 2 to 3 months to regenerate. These are vascular insults and can come from diabetes or high blood pressure or other vascular diseases. ...Read more

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What might cause my legs to tingle all the time? I've had nerve conduction test - normal. Mri - disk problem in upper spine no diabetes leg cramps at night - muscles in front part of leg and foot/toe cramps

Leg : Leg cramps at night are often a sign of vascular insufficiency. If your nerve conduction studies are normal, it would make sense for you to be evaluated by a vascular surgeon for either arterial or venous insufficiency. In particular, venous insufficiency is an oft underdiagnosed condition. ...Read more

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How can diabetes lead to so many other problems?

How can  diabetes lead to so many other problems?

Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease that affects many organs as well as the circulatory and nervous systems. As a diabetic, it is important to get your eyes and feet checked at least twice a year. Your heart and kidneys can be affected as well. It is common to get cramps in your legs and feet which is a sign of diminished circulation that leads to poor healing. Numbness and tingling is known as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Im having ED problems and I have diabetes, is that a factor?

Im having ED problems and I have diabetes, is that a factor?

DM/ED/MI: The presence of ED, especially with diabetes, is associated with an increased risk of an MI. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What types of problems with my vision could diabetes give me?

Many: Diabetes is associated with blurred or fluctuating vision when the sugars are out of control. Diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Glaucoma is associated with diabetes. Cataracts occur at an eariler age in diabetics. All diabetics should have an exam with an ophthalmologist at least annually. ...Read more

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What are the major health problems associated with diabetes 1?

The big 5: Blindness, amputation, renal failure, overall poor health, premature arteriosclerosis, cardiac disease, premature death. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic for 12 yrs and keep getting boilswhat can I do for this problem?

I am a diabetic for 12 yrs and keep getting boilswhat can I do for this problem?

Control sugars: This can be frustrating, because infections raise your sugars, and high sugars raise the likelihood of infection. Sometimes a longer course of antibiotics can be used to suppress the boils for long enough to allow you and your doctor to get your blood sugars under good control. Showers are preferable to baths to prevent re-infection, and an anti-bacterial soap may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic man(type2)&59years old my eosinophis in test is 449. Is it a problem?

I am a diabetic man(type2)&59years old my eosinophis in test is 449. Is it a problem?

Not by itself: If you have not other medical problems and your diabetes is well controlled, have your doctor repeat the test at your next lab appointment. ...Read more

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How to control diabetic 2 not cause asexual problem & if it cause problem wat to do. I'm guy of 38 years old?

How to control diabetic 2 not cause asexual problem & if it cause problem wat to do. I'm guy of 38 years old?

Type 2 diabetes: If you work hard at this you can rid yourself of diabetes. Please check your blood sugar level before breakfast, document all food and drink intake from breakfast to lunch, then recheck your blood sugar level. If both blood sugar levels are high - greater than 140, and preferably not greater than 120, make plans to either change your food and drink intake or take more diabetes medicine. ...Read more

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Sir i am diabetic from last 1year my bsf remains around between 92-120 now i am facing eraction problem plz help?

Sir i am diabetic from last 1year my bsf remains around between 92-120 now i am facing eraction problem plz help?

Erectile dysfunction: Diabetes is one of the most causes for problems with erections, however, it would be unusual to occur in someone your age with diabetes for 1 year. Good control of blood sugars is the best treatment. The Hba1c should be under 7, and closer to 6.5. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife is having urin problem. With out knowledge she passes urin. She needs pads. This is after her utras removed. She is diabetic. 40 age.

My wife is having urin problem. With out knowledge she passes urin. She needs pads. This is after her utras removed. She is diabetic. 40 age.

Could be: Could be weakened or damaged pelvic floor muscles. See your physician as there are treatment options.Can do kegel exercises to strengethen some of the muscles as well. ...Read more