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What is neuropathy?

Poor nerve function

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Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function. Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing.
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Can neuropathy go away?

Depends

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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.
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what treats neuropathy?

Most Rx limited help

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The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the CNS, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. and carpal tunnel, a n. of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet.
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how to treat neuropathy?

Many ways

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Neuropathy in of itself can be related to many different disease processes, such as diabetes. Improved control of the disease process may result in some improvement in the neuropathy symptoms. Other treatments may include meds in anti-seizure class that act to "calm" over active nerves causing discomfort. If refractory to meds and conservative tx, neuromodulation through Spinal Cord Stimulation.
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How to manage neuropathy?

Nerve symptoms

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Peripheral neuropathy can be secondary to numerous causes. It is best to uncover the cause and treat directly. To treat symptoms, doctors might use gabapentin, Lyrica, or Cymbalta, but a medical food such as MetanX might be useful.
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Can CoQ10 help neuropathy?

Alpha Lipoic Acid

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A natural supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose - 1200 mg daily. Ask your doc about it.
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best thing for neuropathy?

Find the cause

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The best treatment for neuropathy is to treat the cause (For diabetic neuropathy: control blood sugars, lose weight. For thyroid-related neuropathy, optimize thyroid medication dose. For B12 deficiency, replace lost vitamin B12. For toxic neuropathy, drink no alcohol; etc). Prescription medications for neuropathy do not cure the condition or heal the nerves, they only help alleviate nerve pain.
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What exactly is neuropathy?

Pathology

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of the nerve. So, patients may have altered sensation like nubness, tingling, burning, inability to feel at all or when they do the feeligns are funny in some capacity.
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What is familia neuropathy?

Familial

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Is what I think you mean. That term implies that there is a hereditary or genetic reason for the neuropathy. Typically you will find many family members with the disorder, and how many or how transmitted depends on how the condition is transmitted over generations. So 'familial' means running in the family.
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Does neuropathy come and go?

Yes

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Almost any disease process has its ups and downs, especially dependent upon the cause of the neuropathy.
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