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What vitamins and minerals are a remedy for peripheral neuropathy?

What vitamins and minerals are a remedy for peripheral neuropathy?

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

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What b vitamins are good to relieve foot neuropathy?

What b vitamins are good to relieve foot neuropathy?

Metanx: A medical food, available by prescription, called metanx is a combination of biologically active, b-6, folic acid, and b-12, and is approved by the fda for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Check this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the treatments that a diabetic can take for neuropathy?

What are the treatments that a diabetic can take for neuropathy?

Identify 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

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What are the required vitamins and minerals for a 15-year-old?

What are the required vitamins and minerals for a 15-year-old?

Healthy diet: If your 15-year old is healthy and is eating a normal, healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and minimal amounts of junk food, he/she is receiving all the vitamins and minerals needed from his/her diet. If this is a 15-year old female who has heavy menstrual cycles, her pediatrician may recommend a diet heavier in iron. A healthy diet is better than any supplements. ...Read more

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What type of vitamins or supplements, besides b complex, can be taken for neuroparthy?

What type of vitamins or supplements, besides b complex, can be taken for neuroparthy?

Neuropathy: There are various causes of neuropathy, including diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, vitamin B12 deficiency, side effects of some medications, autoimmune disorders, blood abnormalities, and in some locations lyme disease. Your doctor or a local neurologist can help determine the underlying cause, and after that what treatment might help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vitamin a deficiency?

What are the tests for vitamin a deficiency?

Serum Vitamin A: A blood test called serum vitamin a level is the standard test for vitamin a deficiency. Spectracell laboratories offers a different type of test that involves culturing white blood cells that assesses functional deficiencies of vitamin a and other vitamins. ...Read more

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Have HIV they say vitamins a b c e iron and zinc are good for me to take but what brand of vitamins and iron and zinc are good what brand of vitamins are good

Have HIV they say vitamins a b c e  iron and zinc are good for me to take but what brand of vitamins and iron and zinc are good what brand of vitamins are good

Doesn't matter much: The important thing is antiretroviral therapy (ART, i.e. anti-HIV drugs) under the care of a doctor or clinic experiencd in HIV management. With this, normal lifespan is likely. Eat a balanced diet and other generally healthy habits. These particular nutrients are fine if they help you feel better, but no proved effect on long term outcomes. Any brand should be OK. Discuss with your HIV provider. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for peripheral neuropathy in feet?

What are the best treatments for peripheral neuropathy in feet?

Many treatments: Unfortunately there are many treatments and best depends on what stage of neuropathy exists.See a doctor to help determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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What minerals vitamins or suplements can be useful for tuympanic nerve damage?

What minerals vitamins or suplements can be useful for tuympanic nerve damage?

Probably none: There are no objective, scientific studies that i've seen showing benefits of supplements for tympanic nerve damage. I frequently will take a balanced multivitamin plus some extra vitamin c for general health. Some people think a balanced b complex supplement helps with the nervous system, and some think omega 3s help with brain cell stabilization. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a forty-something male : brand and type of vitamins?

What are the best vitamins for a forty-something male : brand and type of vitamins?

Vitamins and supplem: Good idea to get a check up and have the doctor do tests to see if you are vitamin deficient, anemic, have thyroid problems or homonal deficiencies. Ask about vit. D deficienty, and omega 3 fatty acid deficiency as these are the commonest. Then take vitamins and supplements as necessary. Vitamins made from whole foods are the safest supplements. Avoid iron.. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins and supplements for a 62 y?

What are the best vitamins and supplements for a 62 y?

B12: You can get blood levels of B12 ; vit d to be precise. Stomach meds may reduce absorption of b12. You may also benefit from vit d 1000 or 2000 units a day, more if blood level below 30. Fish oil is probably a waste of money. You should be on a statin. Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy products. There are thousands of beneficial molecules in food which are not in any pill. Forget "antioxid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the symptoms and treatment for a vitamin d deficiency?

Vit. D deficiency: Hi. No surprise here, but you treat vitamin D deficiency with vitamin D. The exception is kidney failure where you have to treat with the active hormone form of vitamin D (calcitriol) because the failed kidneys can't make it. Vitamin D deficiency is usually asymptomatic, but in the extreme can cause bone pain and fractures. ...Read more

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Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

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Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

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

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What foods are good for vitamin a and e?

What foods are good for vitamin a and e?

A&E foods: Vitamin a foods: papaya, mangoes, green peas, tomatoes, peaches, red peppers, fort. Milk, egg yolks, fort. Oatmeal. Vitamin e foods: sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens, papaya, red peppers, asparagus. ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals are a remedy for peripheral neuropathy?

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

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function?  It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

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

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Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Which b vitamins and in what size should I take for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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

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How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it in pill form. ...Read more

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Female, age 91 yrs with peripheral neuropathy, feet lost sensations. Will vitamin B12 injections help?

Possibly: B12 deficiency can certainly cause peipheral neuropathy and the treatment would be the replacment of B12 usually by injections. As far as other causes of peripheral neuropathy, B12 most likely will not be helpful. See her physician and check a B12 level if not done already. ...Read more

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Are there any std's that have cause vitamin deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

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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

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Can moderate alcohol use, that is 4-5 drinks per week cause vitamin b-12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy?

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

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Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?

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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

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What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for my painful 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 causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman? What is treatment?

What causes peripheral neuropathy in a 31yr old woman?  What is treatment?

Diabetes, chemothera: Py, alchohol abuse, renal failure and the list goes on. Is it focal or regional, do you have other medical conditions etc. Would only be the beggining of the medical history questions your physician would ask. In some cases rremoving the offending agent or cause may reverse the damage, in other cases there is only symptomatic treatment. Please discuss this in depth with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the treatment Of peripheral neuropathy cause be alcoholic ?

Vitamins/therapy: Obviously begin by eliminating all alcohol intake, vitamin therapy can include an oral B complex, B-12 injections or sublingual(under the tongue dissolving tablets) B-12, Physical therapy including a series of MLS laser treatments can be helpful too. Prescription medications such a gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) if painful and interfering with sleep or daily activities but often have side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Is there a special treatment for peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage caused by inhalation of cleaning chemicals.

Neuropathy: No specific treatments at this time. The treatment usually begins with medications in the antidepressant or anticonvulsant categories. A nerve test Is performed to determine the type of peripheral nerve and the extent of the injury. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and spinal cord stimulation may help too. Compound creams applied to the affected areas can provide significant relief. ...Read more

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My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers

Ischemic neuropathy.: Ischemic neuropathy is caused by a loss of blood flow to the nerves. The real question is why there was a loss of blood flow. Your doctor needs to identify why this problem developed. Once you know why there is a blood flow problem, you will then know how serious your condition is. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

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

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Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

Does peripheral neuropathy symptoms come and go or are they always there and what is the treatment?

see details: The symptoms are usually chronic and not intermittent. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause. Meds such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can help as well as treating any underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy? I was offered no treatment.

Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy?  I was offered no treatment.

Neurontin/ lyrica (pregabalin): There is no treatment, but palliation is availbale with lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin It won't make it go away but will take the edge off in many patients. When they think that it isn't working they will stop, but usually decide to stay on it for the modest relief Many patients feel they prefer not to treat it. ...Read more

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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

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