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Doctor insights on: Diabetic Neurpathy

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more


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What are diabetic neuropathies?

What are diabetic neuropathies?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems. ...Read more

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How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

Different for every: Patient. Many patients feel neuropathy as their first symptom and is what brings them to doctors who diagnose it with an unknown period of having actual diabetes. Others may have diabetes for years and not develop neuropathy. It is important to keep sugars under control to prevent neuropathy or slow its progression. ...Read more

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Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Causes of neuropathy: Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects. There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Many causes: Hi. Neuropathy is damage to nerve function by metabolic factors, toxins, injuries, etc. Specific types of nerve fibers can be afflicted. In my field, diabetes is a very common cause of neuropathy. Some chemotherapy drugs cause neuropathy. Nutritional deficiencies can cause neuropathy (vitamin B12 deficiency is a classic). So yes, a non-diabetic can have neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Long list: Can be anything-- B12 deficiency, various autoimmune disorders, pinched nerves in the spine for example. You may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation if you have never seen one. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

Multiple: Vitamin deficiencies, with or without alcoholism, lead and other heavy metal poisoning. Autoimmune disease, and some cancers cause neuropathies. ...Read more

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Male 62 with diabetes and neuropathy. Any chance for sex?

Male 62 with diabetes and neuropathy. Any chance for sex?

Yes: Depends on the specifics of your problem but there are options. Talk to your doctor about it and he/she will send you to specialists if necessary. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are other leads to of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Could you tell me what are other leads to of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Abnormal nerve : Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more