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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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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'm on my way to pulmonary dr. Problem with body going numb COPD and neuropathy, what should I ask?

I'm on my way to pulmonary dr. Problem with body going numb COPD and neuropathy,   what should I ask?

Check with lung doc: Have a complete evaluation. Ask about medication side effects, diabetes and the benefit of a neurology consult. ...Read more

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I have a leaky valve I have sleep apnea and insomnia plus lymphedema and cellulitis in my leg was born with respiratory problems also have neuropathy ?

I have a leaky valve I have sleep apnea and insomnia plus lymphedema and cellulitis in my leg was born with respiratory problems also have neuropathy ?

Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review along with a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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I contracted MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, and almost died, can it come back? Im scared. Had 2 surgeries, very painful now have nerve damage

I contracted MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, and almost died, can it come back? Im scared. Had 2 surgeries, very painful now have nerve damage

MRSA not a Dz: Mrsa is not a disease, but rather a type of bacterium. You can acquire it while being sick in a hospital, which is not good, or after cutting yourself at home, which generally is not an issue. It doesn't cause other problems because it is not a disease. ...Read more

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Pulmonary neropathy can it be due to silicone breast implants that I have had for about 9 years? I had no cemo or radiation.

Pulmonary neropathy can it be due to silicone breast implants that I have had for about 9 years? I had no cemo or radiation.

Lungs and Implants: There has never been a reported association with any pulmonary disease and silicone breast implants. A rare complication of pneumothorax (lung collapse) related to the surgical techinique has been reported, but this is short lived lung collapse and if treated early completely cured. Hope this helps. Dr b. ...Read more

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Pulonary neruopathy: could the cause be my silicone breast inplants from breast cancer but never had any cemo or radiation?

Pulonary neruopathy: 
 could the cause be my silicone breast inplants from breast cancer but never had any cemo or radiation?

No: I sympathize with your condition but it is highly unlikely that your implants would cause a pulmonary neuropathy. The mastectomy does by nature of the surgery, resect many nerves but while this may cause referred pain, will not cause pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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What treats neuropathy?

What treats neuropathy?

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 more

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How to manage neuropathy?

Nerve symptoms: 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, (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but a medical food such as metanx might be useful. ...Read more

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Best thing for neuropathy?

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 more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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