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Doctor insights on: Peripheral Nuropathy

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...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?

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?

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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I feel like I have Peripheral Neuropathy ?

I feel like I have Peripheral Neuropathy ?

See pain management: In peripheral neuropathy, the TCAs may relieve pain due to sympathetic nervous system involvement (sympathetically maintained pain) by blockade of alpha-adrenaline receptors. See pain management specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diabetes, spinal stenosis, exposure to toxic chemicals, chemotherapy, iron deficiency anema, vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer, lyme disease, hypothyroidism, and neurological disorders (i.e. Ms). Its important to get a thorough work-up to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy and rls?

Neurologic issues: Peripheral neuropathy leads to numbness, tingling and at times sharp shooting pains of the extremities while restless leg syndrome causes urge to move legs due to aching, tingling and shaking. ...Read more

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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more