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What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin B12 For People With A Pinched Nerve
What else can help with pernicious anemia other than b12 injections? Have read that in UK the type of b12 used in injections isn't very good. True?
Bunk: Stop reading internet disinformation. Back in the old days, pernicious anemia assured a terrible lingering death preceded by insanity. The very fact that "natural healing" types make up stuff about the injections that have saved millions of lives show how successful they are. Forgive my frankness and remember that the law requires your physician to be honest while crooks have no accountability. ...Read more
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
Better health: Treating anemia typically leads to higher energy levels. The major question to answer is "what is the cause of the anemia?". This is critically important. For example, colon cancer causes a slow intestinal bleed can be a cause of anemia, and early detection of colon cancer makes a cure much more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many,may die younger: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency and http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health ...Read more
Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?
What side effects of a sciatic and saphenous nerve block should I be concerned about? What kind of reactions require attention and which are normal?
Why ask here?: It's SOP before a procedure to have the patient read, discuss & sign a consent form that should describe the procedure & will (or should) specifically list all the possible complications of the procedure. A good practitioner will (or should) also provide you with printed aftercare instructions. If these are not happening, you have a legitimate concern. Ask. ...Read more
Epidural : The most common "lumbar nerve block" is lumbar epidural. Risks include bleeding if you are on blood thinners. Infection that may lead to meningitis so sterile technique is very important. 1 in 100 can get headache that is worse when sitting up (for midline epidural). Nerve damage, paralysis and death are very rare. Usually these are same day procedures with little down time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: We have three oral agents, each as potent, or more potent, than the injectables, but each has it's own risk and adverse effect profiles. The two most potent meds on the market are tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya. Tysabri (natalizumab) is a once monthly infusion, and gilenya, oral once daily. ...Read more
Many: Water therapy can be advantageous because it often reduces the stress placed on weight-bearing joints and helps improve muscle tone through the resistance encountered while moving through the water. This can be an excellent form of therapy when properly supervised by a knowledgable physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apart from observations & a history of Diabetes 2, are there any blood test results that can provide evidence of peripheral neuropathy of the feet? If so, what are they? There is apparently good blood flow to the feet. A Dr is being consulted..
What are the causes of unsteadiness of the hands 2 suggested treatment 3 can i see a Neurologist?
Vit B 12 Deficiency: Lack of Vit B 12 can lead to Hypocobalaminemia. This can cause a slow degration of the spinal cord & brain. Problems may include: swollen tongue, anemia, sense of numbness & tingling in extremities, weakness, fatigue, problems walking, jaundice, depression, irritability, memory decline, cognitive dulling & eventually mania &/or psychosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See belwo: Gabapentin is a very commonly used medications for people who have painful symptoms due to problems with their nerves (neuropathy). It was origiannly designed as a medicine for epilepsy (seizures) but is used much more for pain conditions. It is considered safe after over 20 years of use and does not interact with other medications. Itcan have side effects such as weight gain, swelling, drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown, unlikely: In the short term, glucosamine has not been shown to have any affect on sugar or developing diabetes. Long-term affects are unknown, but no evidence exists to suspect that long-term use of glucosamine will lead to a higher risk of developing diabetes. Further studies are needed to prove this though. ...Read more
Can you please list the common causes of high ESR for a patient of known diabetes and anemic with hb 12.8?
Any idea on how far away is the cure of arthritis you are the best of doctors so you might have a proper ides of such things and is stemcells helpful?
Yes.: Give high dose d2 or d3 until the deficiency no longer is present by laboratory measurement! ...Read more
I've been informed that there are a variety of medications that can slow down the progression of neck arthritis. What are they & which fewest side eff?
All have side effect: Arthritis meaning inflammation to the joints can be treated a number of ways. Medication wise, otc such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is well tolerated if it helps. Others such as Ibuprofen does help as well. But of course side effects can occur. Please consult with your medical professional for further guidance on this chronic condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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