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Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?

Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?

Possibly: B12 deficiency can certainly cause peipheral neuropathy and the treatment would be the replacment of B12 usually by injections. As far as other causes of peripheral neuropathy, B12 most likely will not be helpful. See her physician and check a B12 level if not done already. ...Read more

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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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Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Not necessarily : Although it's important to try and keep your feet from becoming flatter. It is possible that a higher arched shoe could cause strain or pressure on areas that won't like it. Persons who are flat-footed need more biomechanical control more than support. I advise, consulting with your local area podiatrist first. ...Read more

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Female, age 81 yrs with diabetic neuropathy, feet lost normal sensation. Does vitamin B12 injections help?

Female, age 81 yrs with diabetic neuropathy, feet lost normal sensation.  Does vitamin B12 injections help?

YEs: Studies have shown that B12 supplementation have been proven to help with sympots associated with diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest going to eastpennfoot.Com for more information at diabetes foot and ankle center for more information. ...Read more

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Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

It depends : If the ulnar neuropathy was demonstrated from an imaging study showing a compression or other specific cause surgery might be beneficial but the lack of correlation to the EMG/NCV is bothersome. Discuss further with your doctor about the benefits of surgery and the current diagnosis before proceeding would be a suggestion. ...Read more

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Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

Why isn't Gralise 1200mg helping with my small fiber neuropathy pain? Will lyrica (pregabalin) be better?

SFN: Firstly the Gralise dose needs to be optimized. If that dose not help then a switch to Lyrica (pregabalin) or Horizant made be good options. also I would suggest that you consider adding Cymbalta (1/day) and also Metanx 1 q12hrs) - ...Read more

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New lifestyle-supporting my body with non-gmo food/exercise and suppliments.Are newchapter vitamins good?Wanted a non-gmo brand. *battling lupus/pots

New lifestyle-supporting my body with non-gmo food/exercise and  suppliments.Are newchapter vitamins good?Wanted a non-gmo brand. *battling lupus/pots

Yes! Also...: Congratulations! i believe anyone wanting optimal health should avoid gmo's but as you are learning, it's not easy! even most supps contain gmo's; new chapter is gmo-free ; makes quality products- for a list of others see http://www.Nongmoproject.Org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/?Catid=25 i also like the synergy company, not on that list. Also see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e re: gmo's. ...Read more

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7month baby(Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?

7month baby(Down Syndrome-trisomy 21).Friend suggested NuTriVene-D vitamins (Daily Supplement, Daily Enzyme, and NightTime Formula).What do you think?

Supplement review: Although I do not have first hand experience with this product, I have reviewed the website and their claims. They claim to manufacture according to current Good Manufacturing Processes, have FDA inspected facilities, and appear to have policies for lab testing for product purity and quality. These practices are generally good indicators of a reputable company, so the product is likely safe. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Yes: In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby. Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate). ...Read more

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Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Sorry: He sells his own brands and supplement s that are not fda approved to my knowledge, my appoledgies if wrong, but i know nothing of them. ...Read more

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My 9wk old is formula feed. Has reflux dr said try lactose free formula no improvement? Any suggestions or just go back to cow milk based formula?

My 9wk old is formula feed. Has reflux dr said try lactose free formula no improvement? Any suggestions or just go back to cow milk based formula?

Reflux formula: You do not have to switch to a lactose free formula for reflux. You can try a reflux formula such as enfamil ar. This is a reflux formula that thickens upon entrance into the stomach. Some babies with severe reflux symptoms also might need medication (i.e. Zantac) and/or thickened feeds to control their reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Which baby's more prone to iron deficiency anemia on breast feeding or formula ( cow's milk) and why ?

Which baby's more prone to iron deficiency anemia on breast feeding or formula ( cow's milk) and why ?

Cow's milk ingestion: is associated with a higher incidence of iron deficiency. Neither C or Breast M contain iron, but iron in the diet is absorbed more readily with BM than with CM :https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/577504. Also, a small number of infants develop sensitivity to CM protein, which causes trace blood loss from the intestine. Low iron causes long term affects on learning and focus so prevent and Rx ...Read more

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Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?

Possibly.: You can check vitamin B12 in blood to see if levels are normal or not. Oral supplemetation can be effective as well. Metanx is a rx that has l-methyl folate, (folic acid) b6 and B12 works very well for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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My dad is heart patient and on dialysis too please suggest which multivitamin is a good substitute of centrum 50+ , multibionta 50+ or sanatogen 50+?

My dad is heart patient and on dialysis too  please suggest which multivitamin is a good substitute of centrum 50+ , multibionta 50+ or sanatogen 50+?

Dialysis vitamins: Ask your father to ask his nephrologist for nephrovite vitamins. These are commonly used for dialysis patients and contain the following: biotin 0.3mg-calcium pantothenic acid 10mg-folic acid 1mg-niacinamide 20mg-vitamin b1 1.5mg-vitamin b2 1.7mg-vitamin b6 10mg-vitamin B12 0.006mg-vitamin c 60mg. Therer are no fat soluble vitamins such as a, d and e in nephrovite tabs. ...Read more

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Can HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Can  HiFLORA (Probiotics)be mixed with 6 oz of baby formula (Similac Comfort in this case)?

Yes: The possible benefit of this additive looks promising but have not been confirmed by long term study. I have no reason to believe it would interact in a negative way with the similac. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more