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Doctor insights on: Periferal Neuropathy

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Can being lactose intolerant cause periferal neuropathy?

Can being lactose intolerant cause periferal neuropathy?

Possibly: Lactose intolerance can lead to decrease absorption in certain proteins and calcium then increasing your risk for gastritis. You are then placed on Omeprazole maybe in part for this reason. The Omeprazole can decrease the absorption of iron and magnesium. Chronic inflammation of the stomach decreases the body'y ability to absorb b12. This definitely can give a peripheral neuropathy. ...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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I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

Some reasons:: Sounds like a fairly progressive problem which needs to be clearly diagnosed. You could possess an immune inflammatory neuropathy which could readily respond to ivig, or you might have a motor neuron disorder, or you might possess a cauda equine syndrome, instead of a neuropathy. In short, this needs concerted expert attention. See a neuromuscular specialist at your nearby medical school. ...Read more

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Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Yes and yes!: Histamine is an inflammatory mediator. Itself can cause pain and vascular leakage. I unfortunately did not understand "resistance." do you mean to infection? ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy = what?

A general term for: "nerve damage". It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure to chemicals, neurological diseases, alcoholism, chemotherapy, are also significant causes. ...Read more

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What is peripheral neuropathy?

What is peripheral neuropathy?

In the extremities: The term peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve dysfunction of the extremities. A common example of a peripheral neuropathy would be a diabetic experiencing numbness in their feet. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Common causes are elevated blood sugar, alcohol, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A common "cause" is idiopathic neuropathy, meaning the cause cannot be found. Other causes include medicine side effects, certain kinds of infections, cancer, inherited causes, chemical exposure, and changes in blood chemistry. ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

No: A true peripheral neuropathy, once it develops, can not be cured. Other conditions such as nerve entrapment may mimic symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and can be corrected. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Does peripheral neuropathy progress?

Yes: It will progress if the original cause of the peripheral neuropathy is not addressed/controlled or corrected. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more