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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause of neuropathy is diabetes.

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What is the definition or description of: neuropathy?

What is the definition or description of: neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause of neuropathy is diabetes. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

Diabetic patients cannot safely drink a lot of alcohol--it causes more nerve damage. ...See more

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Living with Neuropathy (Checklist)

Exercise
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Manage pain
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Try gait and balance training
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Take medications as directed
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I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My right calf and leg are numb all of a sudden. No other symptom. Is this neuropathy symptom or clot?

I've been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. My right calf and leg are numb all of a sudden. No other symptom. Is this neuropathy symptom or clot?

More info needed: Sudden onset of numbness in the leg is unusual, and needs investigation. The numbness sounds more like a neurological problem than a clot in a leg vein, and I believe a consultation with a neurologist is in order. If you have pain, swelling , redness of the leg or change of color of the overlying skin, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?

Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?

Can B but not direct: Your right sternum and shoulder blade, rib complex can be related musculoskeletally to create the clicking action. The thoracic outlet syndrome with neuropathy is usually a lower extremity (arm/neck) issue. Esophageal spasm can occur from vagal nerve roots, and/or cervical ganglion issues. So, taking advil or ibuprofen can cause gastritis, and spasms. ...Read more

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Bladder problems (Tip)

Bladder problems

Diabetes can cause nerve damage leading to bladder dysfunction. ...See more

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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 use of gabapentyn 300 mg for patients w early signs of neuropathy and myopathy?

What is the use of gabapentyn 300 mg for patients w early signs of neuropathy and myopathy?

See belwo: Gabapentin is a very commonly used medications for people who have painful symptoms due to problems with their nerves (neuropathy). It was origiannly designed as a medicine for epilepsy (seizures) but is used much more for pain conditions. It is considered safe after over 20 years of use and does not interact with other medications. Itcan have side effects such as weight gain, swelling, drowsiness. ...Read more

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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of neuropathy. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of neuropathy. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Many things: Maintain ideal body weight (bmi 18-24), avoid alcohol, treat any underlying condition that is causing the neuropathy (diabetes, thyroid condition, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema/copd, sleep apnea), take a b complex vitamin once daily, and check your feet daily for sores. Neuropathy may cause pain, numbness, tingling, imbalance, & weakness; only rare & severe types of neuropathy cause disability. ...Read more

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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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