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Vitamin D Peripheral Neuropathy
What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?
There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this.
Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough.
Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten.
High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you.
Fatigue - why? ...Read more
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
What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?
Only work if deficie: Def of some vitamins can cause neuropathies; most neuropathies are not due to vitamin def, will not be improved by supplementation. B12 def (not rare, in some GI diseases, elderly; theoretical risk in ulcer rx); b6 def (diet def rare, assoc with some meds), vit e def (rare except in GI dis), b1-thiamine def (alcoholics, bulimics, bariatric surg), etc. Xs vits e.g. B6 cause neuropathy. Get tested. ...Read more
How do you that it:
Is due to B6 deficiency. You ought consult a neurologist to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy and treat the cause. Excess of B6 can itself cause neuropathy. You may visit these two sites for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b6/background/HRB-20058788
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. 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
How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?
Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?
AIDS can do that:
End stage aids-if it is not treated- can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, nerve problems, and vitamin deficiency as the result of the malnutrition etc.
Neuro-syphillis- syphillis that is affecting nervous system can cause nerve damage- but that has nothing to do with vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?
Depends on diet:
If you are a vegetarian, you could develop B12 deficiency. Alcohol alone can cause neuropathy and it would be prudent to avoid it. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?
No!!!: Laparoscopic surgery regardless of which body part is operated upon will not lead to vitamin deficiency. There are different causes of different vitamin deficiencies eg nutrition vs inadequate sun exposure. Likewise, laparoscopic surgery will not "cause" fibromyalgia. I suppose that a nerve injury can occur leading to chronic neuropathic pain but that can happen regardless of surgical technique. ...Read more
Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.
Do vitamin d, b-12 and high ferritin level have any connection with neuropathy in the leg and torso?
Multiple connections: Each of these might be connected to neuropathy- vit d deficiency increases risk of diabetes & auto-immune diseases including ms- these can cause neuropathy. B-12 deficiency often causes neuropathy. High ferritin can be caused by iron overload causing oxidative stress or can be caused by heavy alcohol use, liver disease & auto-immune conditions like sle, all of which may cause neuropathy. ...Read more
I have vitamin d deficiency- taking 10, 000 units a week. I used to have neuropathy on my left side and now my feet and fingers are tingling a lot more than usual. Related?
Yes it's possible:
Have you also been checked for Vit. B12, folate, (folic acid) and thyroid function tests? When I give weekly Vit. D it usually hits 50, 000IU so if you're that deficient enough to need replacement therapy then, I'm not sure if 10, 000 is high enough.
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I have anemia, B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency and I am experiencing neuropathy. No one can pinpoint why I have neurapathy?
I have peripheral neuropathy and have been bolo tested for diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, etc. All normal. Any ideas or suggestions what to do nex?
Have it evaluated.: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. 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
After taking vitamin d3 for months, I seem to feel better. Have stenosis and neuropathy but am doing well. Can that vitamin do so much? Or is it me
Yes, it can: Vitamin D is very important - especially for some folk and at certain times in life. However you may also be correct about the role you play. The combination of real action and our positive attitude is very important. It's the real value in the placebo effect and w/out it meds don't work nearly as well. Great that you're doing well! Keep it up! ...Read more
What's the cause: Neuropathy simply means nerve injury. Peripheral nerves control many things including sensation, motor function and automatic things like sweating, goosebumps. Injury to peripheral nerves can occur from diabetes, trauma, and many other metabolic processes as well as many medicines. With so many causes, the key is to find out the cause and the a treatment can be identified. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. 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
Treat the cause: The best way to 'cure' neuropathy is to target the cause. Only 60-70% of patients with neuropathy have a known cause, any many are irreversible. However, controlling the underlying medical condition causing neuropathy can improve or delay the progression of neuropathy. For example: control diabetes, treat thyroid problems, treat rheumatoid arthritis, avoid alcohol, take a b complex vitamin. ...Read more
Excellent Question: Peripheral neuropathy has several known causes: hereditary, autoimmune, diabetes, alcohol, medicine, etc. BUT, it turns out neuropathic pain may be even more common than ever thought. CRPS & many chronic or otherwise undiagnosable pains turn out to be peripheral neuropathy. Treatments vary from meds, to TENS, spinal stimulators, etc. I've had great success with neuroprolotherapy for this condition. ...Read more
Prevention: Once you have neuropathy, the only treatment is to manage the symptoms. If the neuropathy is metabolic in nature, then only after appropriate lab testing can verify, starting a physician-approved amount of b-complex vitamins and anti-oxidant therapies may help to control the symptoms. Increase your water intake as dehydration can mimic neuropathy with Lactic Acid buildup in tissues. ...Read more
Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem.
Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more
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