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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can medications cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Yes: There are some medications that are associated with peripheral neuropathy, especially some chemotherapy agents. Some of these can be at least partially counteracted by vitamin supplementation, but it varies from drug to drug. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

What are symptoms of  peripheral vascular disease?

Follow below: Difficulty walking requiring to stop after a certain distance is usually the first symptom this occurs because the blood flow is inadequate to supply the muscle when active other issues wounds that are difficult to heal. ...Read more

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What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

Physical & labs: If physical exam suggests peripheral neuropathy, the workup will include assays for a few of the paraneoplastic autoantibodies known to cause it, and a diligent search for an underlying cancer should be undertaken. This is a difficult workup for physician and patient alike, and I wish you luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment?

Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read more

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Why would a peripheral nerve injury cause loss of both sensory and motor functions?

Why would a peripheral nerve injury cause loss of both sensory and motor functions?

Injury location: Although specific sensory branches go to skin and motor branches go to muscle, the main nerve trunks contain both. These large cables split off smaller branches that contain only sensory or motor nerve cells. If an injury occurs on the skin, sensantion nearby is affected. If a small motor nerve is injured, nearby muscles are paralyzed. But if a large nerve is injured, both can occur. ...Read more

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What are the features of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

What are the features of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Several: Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may include: tingling numbness (severe or long-term numbness can become permanent) burning (especially in the evening) pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

What are common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

Peripheral vascular: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease?

What are the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease?

Symptoms: Some of the common symptoms are: Pain when walking (claudication) Rest pain Cold feet Numbness and tingling in the legs and feet Skin discoloration in the feet and toes. Slowly healing sores on the feet ...Read more

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Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Thanks!

Can dehydration increase the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?  Thanks!

All stressors bad: Peripheral neuropathies (pn) are a progressive disorder. Stressors are usually metabolic and a worsening of the underlying cause for pn, so dehydration can be a temporary stressor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

What are the symptoms of optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Usually painful loss of vision. You can find a good description here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/optic-neuritis/ds00882/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurological disorder?

Anything you do: Everything we see, hear, feel, every motion and emotion is controlled by the nervous system. When these systems do not work properly it can be considered as a neurological disorder. First get a thorough medical evaluation. Then let your primary doctor determine if neurological consultation is needed. ...Read more

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Which peripheral nerves are affected with guillain barre syndrome ?

Affected nerves are:: Any peripheral sensory-motor branch of nerves that affect the anterior musculature of the leg and foot. Becuase gb causes upper motor nerve disruption of muscular function, the most affected nerves are those in the lower leg and foot that are part of the "swing" phase of gait, namely the extensor muscle of the foot and anterior tibialis muscle. The nerve roots affected are l3-l4-l5-s1. ...Read more

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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more