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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Yes: There are some medications that are associated with peripheral neuropathy, especially some chemotherapy agents. Some of these can be at least partially counteracted by vitamin supplementation, but it varies from drug to drug. ...Read more

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Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Can stress cause nerve problems, like ulnar problems-cubital tunnel symptoms? or any other nerve related problems???

Yes and No: Please go for a Neurology consult to rule out any physical causes to your problems. If there are no injuries or body related causes then your problems are psychological and should be treated via mental health interview. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause neurological problems?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) cause neurological problems?

Not usually: Not typically, since it's actually a drug used to help with neurological problems, like nerve pain and diabetic neuropathy. The idea is that it should make the nerve problems better, not worse. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

Can pinched nerve cause urinary problems?

No: Urinary problems can be caused by spinal related issues, but it requires an extensive compressive issue to cause this degree of symptoms. If the amount of stenosis (compression) is sufficient to cause urinary issues it will likely lead to more symptoms such as numbness and pain. ...Read more

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Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Can chronic stress/anxiety cause neurological problems?

Possible: It probably depends on what type of neurological damage you're referring to. However, chronic stress can cause a host of physical problems, including neurological. Chronic stress causes the release of cortisol which can damage the heart for example. Stress can also weaken the immune system which can lead shingles. Psychologists and the internet can suggest ways to lower stress. ...Read more

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Do psychiatric medications cause nerve damage or neuropathy?

Do psychiatric medications cause nerve damage or neuropathy?

Not usually: Each psychiatric medication reacts differently in different people. Each one has different side effects. Neuropathy is not usually a side effect of them. If you are on some medications and you are having neuropathy then it is prudent to discuss it with your prescribing physician who can review your medications and prescribe accordingly based on your side effects. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause other medical problems?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause other medical problems?

Yes: Compression of the nerve to the hand causes atrophy of the hand muscles. This leads to weakness, poor performance by the hand and chronic pain. Chronic pain leads to medication overuse, depression and decrease motivation. ...Read more

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Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Yes: Hypercortisilinemia can cause osteoarthritis. Hypoparathyroidism can lead to degenerative athritis. ...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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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Yes: I had a patient who drank 1-2 gallons of diet soda every day and had a pretty bad peripheral neuropathy. When he cut back, his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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What serious conditions can nerve conduction tests diagnose?

Many.: Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) can diagnose neuropathy (nerve problem), radiculopathy (pinched nerve), myopathy (muscle problem), and other conditions such as ALS (lou gehrig's disease) and myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurologic Problems (Definition)

Neurologic problems are conditions where there has been damage to the brain and/or nerves, causing symptoms that relate to ...Read more


Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Nerve Conditions (Definition)

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