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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Madrid
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Hereditary Neuropathy (Overview)

Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy is a disease of the nerves passed down in a family.


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I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible ( for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

If diabetic with neuropathy, make sure to check your skin that there's no open cuts. ...See more

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Monitor blood sugar levels
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Wear loose-fitting shoes
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Abstain from alcohol
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Stop smoking
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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

There are a few good OTC creams that can help with the burning. One of the best is: www.aculeve.com. ...See more

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary neuropathy?

No: There are no standard treatments for hereditary neuropathies. Treatment is mainly symptomatic and supportive. Medical treatment includes physical therapy and if needed, pain medication. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct severe foot or other skeletal deformities. Bracing may also be used to improve mobility. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Hereditary neuropathy (Tip)

What do I do when i feel pins and needles sensation all the time? ...See more

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I have hereditary neuropathy. Would having a breast reduction cause permanent nerve damage?

Depends...: I do not think that your hereditary neuropathy will be a contraindication to proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Your neurologist will likely be your best resource when it comes to obtaining “clearance” for the procedure. " nerve damage” is always possible ( for example loss of sensation…) with any type of surgery including breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Leber's HON: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is felt to be due to a defect in mitochondrial dna. If it occurs in one eye, it almost always eventually shows up in the other. Some genetic testing can be performed if the diagnosis is in doubt. ...Read more

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Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?

Will a taxane for chemo cause permanent peripheral neuropathy if hereditary pn in family? Any alternative to taxane?

Depends: Taxanes may cause permanent neuropathy in any patient although uncommon. There is increased intolerance to taxanes and preexisting sensory neuropathy. Unless the individual is effected by hereditary neuropathy I am not aware of any data suggesting an increased risk just because the family is affected. Whether taxanes can be replaced depends on disease and for what purpose it is used. ...Read more

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Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?

Depends: The severity of the neuropathy and the specific type of anesthetic are both important factors. This condition needs collaboration between your neurologistr and anesthesiologist ( not anesthetist). ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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What can I do for neuropathy?

Not enough info: There sre numerous types and causes of neuropathy. You need to provide specifics to receive an answer. The best answer is to discuss this issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Not classified as: Neuropathy represents nerve alteration or damage usually secondary to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, leprosy, vitamin deficiency. Although occasionally there are some congenital hereditary neuropathies, and some autoimmune nerve disorders, these would not usually be classified as degenerative. It is usually very possible to uncover causation in most cases. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more