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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...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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What is done for diabetic neuropathy?

What is done for diabetic neuropathy?

Get evaluated: If the symptoms are due to neuropathy, topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medications. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. Consult with your physician for an appropriate plan of care. ...Read more

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Have you used anodyne therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

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Have you used anodyne therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

Anodyne therapy: The anodyne therapy uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a vasodilator, from red blood cells. It is designed to increase circulation and reduce pain. There is no clear evidence that it is effective for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Pregablin. Is it good for nerve compression and neuropathy for a diabetic heart patient?

Yes: That is specifically one of its indications. You have to start with a small dose (150 mg a day) and gradually work up to 300 to 600 mg a day in divided doses. Not everyone responds but it's worth trying. ...Read more

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Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends: The cause of the neuropathy must first be identified. Neurological consultation can help to define a cause and frame proper treatment. The type of neuropathy often defines treatment. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

What is a good treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Diabetic Ulcer: Offloading is the most helpful treatment for a neuropathic ulcer. Having said that, the treatment should be performed by a physician with experience in treating diabetic foot wounds. Diabetic wounds can be complicated and having them treated sooner rather than later can make a huge difference in the patient's life. ...Read more

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How to treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

How to treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

It depends: It depends on the etiology of what is causing the neuropathy. Often times in a diabetic the cause is the medical condition. In a non-diabetic where the diabetes is not the etiology one may look towards the back i.E herniated disc etc as a possible cause. Medications chosen are esentially the same. For both conditions nutrional supplements i.E l-methyl folate, (folic acid) alpha-lipoic acid and befotalamine. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy: There are several treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatments can be myofascial release, medications, injections like lumbar sympathetic block, and advanced treatment like neuromodulation. Please see a pain management doctor for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Rx Diabetic Ulcer: There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial. These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for diabetic neurothopy?

What's the treatment for diabetic neurothopy?

Diabetic neuropathy : By having your blood sugars in control and a1c at goal will help with diabetic neuropathy. Medications that are available by prescription are Lyrica (pregabalin) and gabapentin. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Treating hereditary neuropathy: Many age old treatments exist, but don't' have the pizzazz of more pharmaceutical treatments popular today. Efa's, such as in coconut, flax, hemp, etc oils all provide nutrition to nerves. B-complex vitamins have been proven over many years, as well as high dose Alpha lipoic acid. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What is the treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic neuropathy?

Nerve Biopsy: There are new test that help diagnosis the degree and severity of diabetic neuropathy. Epidermal nerve fiber testing is a new way to test for neuropathy. Also having a emg/ncv (nerve flow test) perfomred will also assist in diagnosing neuropathy. A thorough clinical exam by your docotor will also help in diagnosisng your problem with tunning forks, and monofilament testing. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for idiopathic peripheral neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for idiopathic peripheral neuropathy?

Assuming you: Don't have diabetes, or a family history of diabetes, than, generic shot-gun approach includes medicines that quiet the nerves from firing and screaming all day long at your brain that they are irritated, like lyrica (pregabalin). Consider a sympathetic rhizotomy for lasting relief. Visit your nearest interventional pain doc for details. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

Also known as diabetes neuropathy, this is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes that can cause pain, tingling, or numbness—loss of feeling—in the hands, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Diabetic Neuropathy (Definition)

Diabetic neuropathy is a problem of the nerves seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes damages the small blood vessels of the nerves, which may result in ...Read more