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What is polyneuropathy?

What is polyneuropathy?

Definition: Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder that occurs when many nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously. ...Read more

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How horrible can I expect my polyneuropathy to get?

Need more info: You can assist us by letting us now the purported cause, the extent, your prior treatments, the symptoms, test results, and duration. There are many causes of polyneuropathy, and variable outcomes. I think you will be best served via a Concierge visit here online. ...Read more

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How cure: sensitive polyneuropathy syndrome? Thank you.

How cure: sensitive polyneuropathy syndrome? Thank you.

Neuropathy Rx: A neurologist is best-equipped to diagnose & treat neuropathy. Some at-home remedies include: exercise to stimulate blood flow in affected nerves, hot or cold pack on painful area (whichever feels good), moisturizing lotion to protect skin from breakdown, Alpha lipoic acid supplements, vitamin B12 + folate (folic acid) + b6 supplements. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does polyneuropathy ever go away? Please, need some answers?

Complex: Depends upon cause, and some are readily reversible, but most can be successfully treated. Since this is indeed complicated, recommend we go deeper into it via an INBOX consult or via Concierge consultation. ...Read more

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What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

It Effect both: The sensory fiber of the nerve and motor fiber of the nerve. ...Read more

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What is chronic inflammatory demilinating polyneuropathy?

What is chronic inflammatory demilinating polyneuropathy?

Autoimmune disorder: A disorder mainly of peripheral motor nerves resulting in weakness of limbs but also facial muscles. It is caused by the body mistakenly attacking nerve coverings, and can be successfully treated and controlled with ivig, plasmapheresis, or less desired steroids. ...Read more

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What is chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

What is chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

Immune process: Condition where the body's immune system attacks the coverings of the peripheral nerves (myelin), and causes diffuse weakness in arms and legs, and facial muscles on a chronic basis. Although steroids may be useful, better approach is chronic intravenous Immune Globulin every 3-4 weeks, or even plasmapheresis. The process can be fully reversed in many cases. ...Read more

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What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What exactly is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

Answer: Description of a peripheral neuropathy that predominantly affects the axon, wire within nerve, and secondarily affects the myelin, insulation. This characteristically occurs in diabetes, alcohol nutritional problems, porphyria, solvent exposure, amyloidosis, etc. ...Read more

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What is axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

EMG and Spinal Fluid: Electromyography can support the clinical diagnosis, and spinal fluid protein elevation can add supportive data. Some blood studies may also be helpful. ...Read more