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What is the drug of choice for the peripheral neuropathy in diabetic pt.?

What is the drug of choice for the peripheral neuropathy in diabetic pt.?

Neurontin (gabapentin): I typically start with Neurontin as it has a generic. Other drugs include Lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta, but they tend to be more expensive. Remember all drugs have side effects and the inial goal of treatment is sugar control. ...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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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: 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

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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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Is peripheral neuropathy in some way related to diabetes?

Is peripheral neuropathy in some way related to diabetes?

Rather frequent: Amongst the major diabetes complications such as kidney and eye problems, is presence of nerve involvement. This is more common in type ii, and if ignored has potential for foot ulcers, and even amputations. Tight control of serum glucose is only part of this. A medical food metanx may be very useful. Not unique for nerve problems to be caused by different problems, and this needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Say I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Quite possibly not.: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days without a condition which impacts immunity. In a healthy person it often takes a week or more to get back up to speed. It may take longer if you have leukemia. Discuss any concerns with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

What happens if I have peripheral neuropathy, does that mean I have diabetes?

Neuropathy causes: There are many causes of neuropathy, diabetes mellitus is one of them. Many people with diabetes have neuropathy, but not all. Many people with neuropathy do not have diabetes. It is a good idea to be tested for diabetes mellitus, and to consider other causes as well. ...Read more

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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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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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How can you treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet?

How can you treat non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy in my feet?

Pain, numbness. : Non-diabetic neuropathy is treated the same way as diabetic neuropathy in most cases. If you have tingling, burning, and numbness, or even pain, it's often impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the pain or tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. See your doctor for possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

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