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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 have Sjoren's with systemic sx (peripheral neuropathy, arthritis in small joints), and recently had a bad asthma flare (1st in 20 yrs). Related?

I have Sjoren's with systemic sx (peripheral neuropathy, arthritis in small joints), and recently had a bad asthma flare (1st in 20 yrs).  Related?

Comments: Sjogren's can affect many different systems within the body, but the asthma could be triggered by medications or even contact with an allergen. Likely best to sort out with your rheumatologist, as I suspect you could have more problems if this is not addressed. ...Read more

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What is neuropathy?

What is neuropathy?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function. Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing. ...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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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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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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What exactly is neuropathy?

What exactly is neuropathy?

Pathology : Of the nerve. So, patients may have altered sensation like nubness, tingling, burning, inability to feel at all or when they do the feeligns are funny in some capacity. ...Read more

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What is familia neuropathy?

Familial: Is what i think you mean. That term implies that there is a hereditary or genetic reason for the neuropathy. Typically you will find many family members with the disorder, and how many or how transmitted depends on how the condition is transmitted over generations. So 'familial' means running in the family. ...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

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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