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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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What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

Menses: There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this.
Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough.
Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten.
High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you.
Fatigue - why? ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

Inactivity: Can't think of one possible cause except inactivity, being sedentary can lead to all what you described either directly or indirectly, see your doctor, start an exercise program suitable for your state of health, good luck ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause small fiber neuropathy? Can dress cause small fiber neuropathy?

Can high cholesterol cause small fiber neuropathy? Can dress cause small fiber neuropathy?

↑glucose most common: Basis neuropathy; Google: "peripheral neuropathy etiology", yet many other associations exist, note word association; Why? Data about associations; mechanisms not fully understood. Cholesterol is part of every animal cell, enables cell membrane flexibility & has never been correct issue despite promotioin by NIH. Gov as surrogate for Lipoproteins. Hi odds stress/anger/fear an issue; more complex. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

How do you that it: Is due to B6 deficiency. You ought consult a neurologist to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy and treat the cause. Excess of B6 can itself cause neuropathy. You may visit these two sites for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b6/background/HRB-20058788
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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I take 450mg lyrica (pregabalin) 4 my peripheral neuropathy. Also diagnosed w/high anxiety & take prn xanax. Anything else can take cuz pain causes panic attacks?

It's hard to say: Without knowing more of your history, it is difficult to recommend any specific treatments. I try and avoid using xanax (alprazolam) in my patients with panic, I think it can make them worse, especially in the long run. For my patients with symptoms as you describe, I have been successful with many using a medication called nortripyline, which can prevent panic attacks as well as help with pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy blood test showed high immunoglobulin m w/polyclonal gammopathy. Kappa/lambda increase. Possible meaning?

Been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy blood test showed high immunoglobulin m w/polyclonal gammopathy. Kappa/lambda increase. Possible meaning?

PlasmaCellDIsorder: May have plasma cell disorder/multiple myeloma. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells that produces immunoglobulin (antibodies). Multiple myeloma is a cancerous or excessive proliferation of these plasma cells which may lead to excessive high levels of calcium/bone pain/renal failure/anemia (low blood counts). Need to see hematologist (blood doctor specialist). ...Read more

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Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: 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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What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

What is the common age that people get peripheral neuropathy?

It varies: Some people are born with neuropathy. Many people develop it as a consequence of Diabetes as an adult, often over 50 years old.

The age of onset really varies with the cause. Not all causes of peripheral neuropathy are the same. Neuropathy is not an illness related to age.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma
p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve. ...Read more

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How bad can peripheral neuropathy get? Not diabetic.. .

Depends: It depends on the cause. Neuropathy may result in ulcers, infections, joint damage and related complications that my necessitate amputation.
You may visit this site for more info: https://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Peripheral-Neuropathy-Fact-Sheet ...Read more

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Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Quite possibly not.: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days without a condition which impacts immunity. In a healthy person it often takes a week or more to get back up to speed. It may take longer if you have leukemia. Discuss any concerns with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What the difference between peripheral neuropathy and spondylolisthesis?

What the difference between peripheral neuropathy and spondylolisthesis?

Completely different: Neuropathy refers to nerve irritation, while spondylolisthesis refers to the misalignment of two vertebrae when looking from the side. ...Read more

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Are unexplained peripheral neuropathy issues typically diagnosed anxiety?

Kinda: Symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder do over lap with many known neurologic disorders. Unexplained peripheral neuropathy is a valid diagnosis. They can be objectively evaluated with EMG and ncs. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Meds for neuropathy: (continued)... Some medications used commonly to treat discomfort from peripheral neuropathy include Gabapentin (neurontin), Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), Amitriptyline (elavil), capsaicin (zostrix), Carbamazepine (tegretol), b vitamin supplements (such as metanx). Controlling the underlying cause (diabetes, thyroid issues, rheumatoid, others) can prevent or delay worsening. ...Read more

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My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets peripheral neuropathy, so am I likely to get it later?

Depends: Peripheral neuropathy is caused by things like poorly-controlled diabetes and peripheral artery disease. If you have problems like these then you are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy. However, this has nothing to do with you're mom's peripheral neuropathy. The take-home is manage the risk factors and you will reduce your chances of having a problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between peripheral neuropathy and neuralgia?

Signs: Neuralgia is pain is the distribution of a nerve. Neuropathy is objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. For example, numbness or weakness atteibuted to a nerve. One can have a neuralgia without objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. One can have neuropathy without pain. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

See details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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I'm only 39 female. I had peripheral neuropathy but lately i'vebeemexperiencing dizziness and haveno appetite at all. Do I haveautonomic neuropthy?

I'm only 39 female. I had peripheral neuropathy but lately i'vebeemexperiencing dizziness and haveno appetite at all. Do I haveautonomic neuropthy?

Not likely: What is your peripheral neuropathy originally from? This could give a little more information as to possibility of autonomic neuropathy. However, thinking about the three our four most common causes of peripheral neuropathy, dysautonomia is not very common at all. You should also notice other changes, including temperature dysregulation, and/or heart rate changes. Rule out other causes first. ...Read more

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Can Polycythemia vera cause peripheral neuropathy?

No: No. It does not cause peripheral neuropathybut it can cause a condition known as erythromelalgia, which presents with redness and something burning sensation of the hands and feet that simulate neuropathy. This is often relieved with the use of Aspirin once or twice a day (in addition to the usual treatment for the disease itself of indicated). ...Read more

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Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Unknown, but possible: I don't know if there is any effect of Botox on shingles. In general, Botox works on the neuromuscular end plates, which are motor in nature. Shingles tends to effect sensory nerves, which is why it is so uncomfortable. I don't think Botox will effect it, but it is possible. ...Read more

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How does a neurologist find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

How does a neurologist find the cause of peripheral neuropathy?

4-step process: Comprehensive evaluation: 1. Patient history; 2. Physical examination; 3. Diagnostic tests and imaging; 4. Laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

May cause a bun.: If you are not able to sense heat as good as you should this could result in a thermal burn. ...Read more

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Difference between autonomic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy?

See below.: Peripheral neuropathy has to do with sensation or lack of sensation of peripheral nerves: often in feet, legs and hand. Autonomic neuropathy has affects the autonomic nervous systems which control involuntary body functions such as control of blood vessel size, sweating etc. ...Read more

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What is the average dosage of gabapentin for peripheral neuropathy?

Neurontin (gabapentin) dosage: It varies depending on individual conditions and response to medication. It is difficult for say in your conditions. For most of my patients, they are taking 600-800mg three times daily for peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the treatment Of peripheral neuropathy cause be alcoholic?

Vitamins/therapy: Obviously begin by eliminating all alcohol intake, vitamin therapy can include an oral B complex, B-12 injections or sublingual (under the tongue dissolving tablets) B-12,
Physical therapy including a series of MLS laser treatments can be helpful too. Prescription medications such a gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) if painful and interfering with sleep or daily activities but often have side effects. ...Read more

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What specialist should I see for mgus associated peripheral neuropathy?

Heme and neuro: Mgus is not associated with a peripheral neuropathy. See a neurologist for the neuropathy and a hematologist for the mgus. ...Read more

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What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy? I can't take Gabapentin.

What is a good med for peripheral neuropathy? I can't take Gabapentin.

Not major problem: Many choices including Lyrica (which may be tolerated better than gabapentin, but also consider Horizant and Gralise). Might try Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) amitryptyline, but may benefit from lamotrigine, levetiracetam, other tricyclics or even SSNRI's. But maybe find etiology of neuropathy and treat cause directly. ...Read more

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What's the diffrent between small fiber neuropathy to peripheral neuropathy?

What's the diffrent between small fiber neuropathy to peripheral neuropathy?

DEFINITIONS: Peripheral neuropathy is generic term for abnormal nerves in limbs. Many of these involve large fibers which can cause weakness, numbness, imbalance. The small fiber neuropathy presents with pain, decrease in pin and temperature sensation and caused by a limited number of conditions. Both large and small fibres may be involved in peripheral nerve disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

What is the difference between peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy?

Can be overlap: Diabetics may develop different types of neuropathy of which peripheral neuropathy is one type. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis?

What is the main difference between peripheral neuropathy and spinal stenosis?

Several: Peripheral neuropathy tends start in the toes, moving up the limbs with worsening, and in a circumferential distribution. Spinal stenosis symptoms typically start at the back/buttock, radiates down the limb, in a band-like pattern (sciatica), and worsens with extension of the spine. ...Read more

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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern). When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. (painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain.
Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy with sjogren's syndrome. Does it mean I have vasculitis?

I have peripheral neuropathy with sjogren's syndrome. Does it mean I have vasculitis?

Big difference: Most neuropathic pain disorders originate in the periphery. When a peripheral nerve is injured, the amount of nerve degeneration depends upon the location and degree of injury as well as the age of the patient. Vasculitis is an inflammation of a blood vessels. ...Read more

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How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

Educate yourself: Cut down on the sugar and salt. Cut down on the crabs (rice potatoes, bread) as they get converted to sugar. You may want to use alternative sweeteners. See a nutritionist. Make a change in your lifestyle now as many of the complications of diabetes are preventable. There are various causes of peripheral neuropathy. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more