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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

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? I'm 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? I'm 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.
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Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Don't know if enuf: But you put less of a burden on the lungs to supply oxygen to rest of body when there is less mass there. So go for it! ...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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Does neuropathy come and go?

Yes: Almost any disease process has its ups and downs, especially dependent upon the cause of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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Different types of neuropathy?

Different types of neuropathy?

Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www. Neuropathy. Org. ...Read more

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What are diabetic neuropathies?

What are diabetic neuropathies?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Numbness, pain, weak: Just as there are many causes for neuropathy, there are many symptoms as well. Neuropathy can cause numbness, pain (typically with a burning or electrical quality), or weakness. It can also cause imbalance (due to inability to feel in the feet) as well as blood pressure problems (because of loss if innervation of the heart and blood vessels). ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid for neuropathy?

No specific foods: While no foods will improve your neuropathy, unless you have a vit b deficiency, keeping the factors that caused the neuropathy in control are most important. For example, patients with diabetic neuropathy need to keep their sugars under control to decrease the risk of progression of their neuropathy. Diabetics should try eating healthier, lower glycemic foods. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). It's the small fiber component that most patients complain about. They also relate sensation of ants crawling on their feet and legs. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

Many types: There are many types of neuropathy, many associated with other disorders. Just a few. Acute motor, subacute sensorimotor, asymmetric polyneuropathies, chronic sensorimotor polyneuropathies, inherited polyneuropathies of mixed sensorimotor types-idiopathic type, metabolic type, neuropathy with mitochondrial disease, relapsing polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy/plexopathy. Some examples in topic tags. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

Pain and numbness,: These are the most common symptoms of polyneuropathy:
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numbness
loss of sensation in the arms and legs. ...Read more

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How to treat neuropathy?

How to treat neuropathy?

Many ways: Neuropathy in of itself can be related to many different disease processes, such as diabetes. Improved control of the disease process may result in some improvement in the neuropathy symptoms. Other treatments may include meds in anti-seizure class that act to "calm" over active nerves causing discomfort. If refractory to meds and conservative tx, neuromodulation through spinal cord stimulation. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for neuropathy?

Depends: There are many causes of neuropathy, including diabetes, B12 deficiency, alcohol, autoimmune (lupus, rheumatoid, vasculitis), heavy metal toxicity, chemotherapy, nerve entrapment. Many forms of neuropathy can be treated and pain can be reduced or eliminated. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What exactly is alcoholic neuropathy?

Poisoned nerves: Long term use of excessive alcohol causes nerve damage. The symptoms can be burning pain, tingling sensation, numbness, or weakness. Other symptoms of alcohol polyneuropathy include problems with walking, blood pressure that drops too much when standing causing lightheadedness/fainting. Symptoms are worse when there is also vitamin deficiency such as thiamine deficiency, which can cause dementia. ...Read more

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I'm having issues describing neuropathy to a teacher?

What are you saying: Neuropathy refers to damage to nerves and in the case of peripheral neuropathy nerve of the peripheral nervous system. This may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side-effects of systemic illness. There are central neuropathies also which can be related to the damage to the nerves of the central nervous system. Are you saying this to the teacher? ...Read more

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What is diabetic neuropathy?

What is diabetic neuropathy?

Foot ulceration: Diabetics have loss of protective sensation to their feet. This occurs because excess glucose in the blood causes pathological changes to the nerves. Poor sensation can lead to the development of sores or ulcers. Diabetic also have poor blood supply to their feet so it is difficult to heal the ulcers. The ulcers can get infected and cause gangrene of the foot. ...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 autonomic neuropathy?

What is autonomic neuropathy?

Autonomic neurop: It is a neuropathy with symptoms caused by the autonomous nervous system manifested with vasospasm, changes in blood pressure like orthostasis or sudden changes in blood pressure, pallor, rubor, increase sweat or, warmth or cold in an specific localized área of the body. Common in diabetics. ...Read more

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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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Is automatic neuropathy genetic?

Riley-Day: You probably are asking about autonomic neuropathy. There are three types of peripheral nerves: motor, sensory, and autonomic. Any or all can be affected by genetic disorders. Any or all can be affected by toxic or metabolic disorders. Some genetic autonomic neuropathies are well known such as riley-day. Others are obscure. Few are treatable. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Can diabetic neuropathy be cured?

Diabetic neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. Fortunately, there are treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatment mainly focuses on slowing progression of the disease, relieving pain, and restoring function. ...Read more

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How common is diabetic neuropathy?

Common: Amongst the diabetic population. Keeping strict glycemic control can help ward off. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Respiratory (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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