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Neuropathy Support Formula
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
Usually...: The symptoms of neuropathy regardless of cause can be treated with medications which work to calm the nerve endings that are irritated and responsible for the pain. If, upon evaluation a cause is found that can be corrected, the doctor will proceed accordingly. Most of the time, however, regardless of cause, the medication is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm diagnosed with neuropathy, but i don't exactly believe that's what it is. What are some other explanations of the symptoms of neuropathy?
OK to question diag.: Peripheral neuropathy is a not uncommon problem, and is most often associated with diabetes in usa. Numbness, tingling, pain, can be experienced over the toes or fingertips initially. Sensory loss and weakness may also be acquired from spinal cord and brain problems, but pattern very different. Sounds like a second opinion is in order here, and seems you need to know causation. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Pain, numbness. : Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including diabetes, excessive alcohol use, or chemotherapy. Patients can have tingling, burning, itching, a "tight" feeling, pain, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor nerve function: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most Rx limited help: 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, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer