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Where can I get gene therapy or a genetic test for heredity neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies?

Where can I get gene therapy or a genetic test for heredity neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies?

Your doctor has to: Document recurrent focal compression neuropathies with a family history consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance, in which each child of a person with hnpp has a 50% chance of having it ; request a chromosomal microarray from the lab on your insurance company's list. 80% of cases are from a deletion of the pmp22 gene on the short arm of chromosome 17; 20% a from a mutation in pmp22. ...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


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Please help docs! Is neuropathy in feet and legs curable?

Please help docs! Is neuropathy in feet and legs curable?

Depends on the cause: Peripheral 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

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Help please! Is diabetic neuropathy fully curable when blood sugar is in control?

Help please! Is diabetic neuropathy fully curable when blood sugar is in control?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure, even when blood sugar is in control. 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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Is small fiber neuropathy of the legs curable? Or how to stop progression?

Is small fiber neuropathy of the legs curable? Or how to stop progression?

Prognosis: Active pt, passive pt (heat, phonophoresis, iontophoresis), medicated creams, systemic (oral) medications, anesthetic blocks – in that order. Progression can definitely be stopped; very long remissions are possible, but occasional flareups are possible, too. ...Read more

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I went to see my dr my middle finger it feels numbness and pain dr said is diabetic neuropathy is this curable any physical that you recommend me?

I went to see my dr my middle finger it feels numbness and pain dr said is diabetic neuropathy is this curable any physical that you recommend me?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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Is peripheral neuropathy from a B12 deficiency curable? (onset: 2 weeks ago resulted in total foot drop)

Is peripheral neuropathy from a B12 deficiency curable? (onset: 2 weeks ago resulted in total foot drop)

Can be: Depending on the severity of your neuropathy and the duration, with treatment and time, and some physical therapy, function and sensation can be recovered in some patients. Good luck to you. ...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

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What is the best neuropathy medicine?

What is the best neuropathy medicine?

Tough call: Every medication has its pros and cons. A good practitioner will use the entire medication profile to his/her advantage. First of all, your choice of meds depends on the exact symptoms: is it sharp, aching, numbing, burning? Do you have trouble sleeping, is mood or anxiety an issue? Do you have high blood pressure? Have you ever had an ulcer? Are you over/ underweight? So there's no "best" really. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neuropathy?

Topic is too broad: Neuropathy is not a single disease - it is a complication found in a number of different conditions. If a single or multiple nerves are affected by neuropathy, the cause is targeted for treatment, but if the cause cannot be corrected, symptomatic pain relief takes place.
Rec: see a pain management specialist for diagnosis and cause treatment. ...Read more

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How come when u have neuropathy u feel colder than normal?

Nerves not send righ: When you have neuropathy your nerves don't feel sensations correctly. The nerves are you wiring. They are your internal electrical circuit. If your wires aren't working right then they don't send your sensations to you correctly. The better you can diagnose why you have neuropathy the better the treatment can be. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Neuropathy: Yes, it may affect sexual functions by two direct mechanisms. First lack of sensation in severe sensory neuropathy from skin and reproductive organs results in diminished physical pleasure, higher threshold and discomfort. Second, autonomic nervous system may be involved resulting in impotency, impaired lubrication and anorgasmia. Indirect mechanisms are pain, depression and side effect from meds. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Depends: Neuropathy refers that something being wrong with your nervous system. There are many forms that are temporary because they are caused by a virus or a bacteria of some sort. Neuropathy can also be caused by a genetic condition or some other pathology which is irreversible. Consult your pcp for more information on a specific type of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What does having optical neuropathy mean?

What does having optical neuropathy mean?

Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Look for causes: Neuropathy is more of a symptom than a disease- the most important thing to do is to get a thorough workup including blood tests and (if indicated) electrical testing such as a nerve conduction study to determine what kind of neuropathy it is and what might be causing it. Depending on the cause, there may be a curative treatment in addition to the symptomatic ones. ...Read more

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How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

It depends...: 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

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Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

It can: Heel pain can be caused by neuropathy but more often it is either plantar fasciitis (a heel spur) or lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your back) if it persists more than a week or so, visit your favorite podiatrist. ...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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What is the recommended cure for poly neuropathy?

Depends on cause: Polyneuropathy is just a term describing the affects on multiple nerves, not necessarily what is causing it. Polyneuropathy can be caused from many things from vit deficiencies to critical illness. It comes down to controling the underlying issue as the most important point to slow progression. Hope that helps! ...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 exactly does it mean to have optical neuropathy?

Optic neuropathy: Optic neuropathy is usually a vascular or circulatory problem of the small blood vessels of the optic nerve. An inflammatory condition of blood vessels called vasculitis can also result in optic neuropathy. No matter the cause, optic neuropathy can result in severe vision loss in some, but not all patients. ...Read more

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What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

Nerve damage: Alcohol when taken in excessive amounts acts as a toxin to the nerves. This can lead to symptoms of burning or tingling or numbness of the feet. You can experience sexual dysfunction, muscle cramps or memory problems. It can often be reversed with cessation of alcohol. Taking vitamin supplements can also help especially folate, thiamine, b12, b6 and vitamin e. ...Read more

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What is radial neuropathy?

Radial neuropathy: The radial nerve travels across the back of the humerus (upper arm bone) and supplies the brachioradialis muscle and the skin sensation to the back of the hand (among other things). The muscle helps you turn a doorknob clockwise with your right hand (CCW with the left). Radial neuropathy often occurs when we lean our arm over the back of a chair and fall asleep. It also causes a "wrist drop". ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Yes: Would be an unusual source but yes its possible. ...Read more

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What's multifocal motor neuropathy?

What's multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness in the hands, with differences from one side of the body to the other in the specific muscles involved. It affects men much more than women. Symptoms also include muscle wasting, cramping, and involuntary contractions or twitching of the leg muscles. ...Read more

Heredity (Definition)

Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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