Top
30
Doctor insights on: Quercetin For Neuropathy

Share
1

1
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, an n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
1,344 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How to manage neuropathy?

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

3

3
The 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

4

4
Does neuropathy come and go?

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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

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

12

12
How to treat neuropathy?

How to treat neuropathy?

Many ways: Neuropathy in of itself can be related to many 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

13

13
Can coq10 help neuropathy?

Can coq10 help neuropathy?

Alpha Lipoic Acid: A natural supplement called Alpha lipoic acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose — 1200 mg daily. Ask your doc about it. ...Read more

14

14
What are axonal neuropathies?

What are axonal neuropathies?

Many causes: Axonal neuropathy is a classification of neuropathy that affects the nerve axon. The axon makes up the inner fibers of a nerve. Many conditions can cause axonal neuropathy, including toxins (alcohol, certain chemicals), endocrine/hormonal conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease), nutritional deficiencies, and many others. ...Read more

15

15
Does echinacea help neuropathy?

Does echinacea help neuropathy?

No supporting : Evidence. There is no supporting evidence to suggest efficacy. The Best way to help neuropathy, or slow progression really, is to control underlying issues causing the neuropathy. ...Read more

16

16
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

17

17
Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

Can neuropathy be caused by cysts?

sometimes: Subcutaneous cysts cannot. Cysts arising in or near the spine or joints can cause nerve compression. ...Read more

18

18
Does osteoporosis cause neuropathy?

No, there is: No association between osteoporosis and neuropathy except either trauma that could lead to nerve damage after fractures, or underlying metabolic issues which can increase progression of each separately, such as malabsorbtion issues. ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
Does neuropathy make you sweat a lot?

Does neuropathy make you sweat a lot?

It can: It depends on the kind of neuropathy. There are neuropathies that affect the autonomic nervous system. This can cause sweating. This can be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

22

22
Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Neuropathy: Yes, it may affect sexual functions by two direct mechanisms. First lack of sensation in severe sensory neuropathy from skin and reproductive organs results in diminished physical pleasure, higher threshold and discomfort. Second, autonomic nervous system may be involved resulting in impotency, impaired lubrication and anorgasmia. Indirect mechanisms are pain, depression and side effect from meds. ...Read more

23

23
How does Foltanx help with neuropathy?

It doesn't.: Foltanx is a combination of vitamins. It has no proven benefit in management of neuropathy. ...Read more

24

24
Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Depends: Neuropathy refers that something being wrong with your nervous system. There are many forms that are temporary because they are caused by a virus or a bacterium of some sort. Neuropathy can also be caused by a genetic condition or some other pathology which is irreversible. Consult your pcp for more information on a specific type of neuropathy. ...Read more

25

25
What does having optical neuropathy mean?

What does having optical neuropathy mean?

Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read more

26

26
Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Look for causes: Neuropathy is more of a symptom than a disease- the most important thing to do is to get a thorough workup including blood tests and (if indicated) electrical testing such as a nerve conduction study to determine what kind of neuropathy it is and what might be causing it. Depending on the cause, there may be a curative treatment in addition to the symptomatic ones. ...Read more

27

27
How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

It depends...: Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

28

28
Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

It can: Heel pain can be caused by neuropathy but more often it is either plantar fasciitis (a heel spur) or lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your back) if it persists more than a week or so, visit your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

29

29
How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

Different for every: Patient. Many patients feel neuropathy as their first symptom and is what brings them to doctors who diagnose it with an unknown period of having actual diabetes. Others may have diabetes for years and not develop neuropathy. It is important to keep sugars under control to prevent neuropathy or slow its progression. ...Read more

30

30
Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Causes of neuropathy: Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects.

There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,461 doctors shared insights

Neuropathy (Definition)

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