Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

Proper foot care is an important part of living with diabetes. That’s because foot problems are extremely common when you have diabetes. If you don’t watch your blood sugar levels, foot problems can lead to open sores, infections and even amputations. [See: Got Diabetes? Why You Must Protect Your Feet.] The most common foot problem if you have…

Few Drugs Effective in Treating Neuropathy Pain

Cymbalta and some other anti-depressants are moderately effective at relieving diabetic nerve pain, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). But researchers found little or no evidence that opioids, Lyrica, Neurontin and other widely prescribed medications are helpful in treating neuropathy pain. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes…

Diabetic Neuropathy: New ADA Position Statement for Primary Care

Diabetic Neuropathy: New Recommendations for Primary Care Diabetic neuropathies are the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes—and they are often devastating for the patient. Estimates of the incidence and prevalence of diabetic neuropathies vary greatly, but several large observational cohorts and other studies suggest that they occur in at least 20% of people with type…

Neuropathy – A Review of Natural Treatments and Drug Risk Factors

Neuropathy refers to diseases or malfunctions of the nerves that commonly result in symptoms of pain, burning, tingling, and/or numbness. Neuropathy can have many causes including diabetes, spinal cord injuries, liver and renal failure, vitamin B12 deficiency, Guillain-Barre syndrome, hypothyroidism, some cancers, Lyme disease, HIV, several different pharmaceutical drugs, smoking1, and a number of toxic exposures such…

The Pain I Feel in a Day With Diabetic Neuropathy

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, there are at least 26 million Americans living with diabetes. And more than one in five of those have diabetic nerve pain, also known as diabetic neuropathy. I am one of them. As much as I try to correct my diabetes, the damage it’s done to my nerves is…

The Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

The peripheral nervous system serves the areas in the extremities of the body. The nerves within that system provide a number of functions, depending upon which one is being affected. Typically, nerves can be classified as sensory (receiving sensation), motor (controlling muscle movement) and autonomic (regulating functions such as heart rate and blood pressure). One…

Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

What is diabetic peripheral neuropathy? Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a condition caused by long-term high blood sugar levels, which causes nerve damage. Some people will not have any symptoms. But for others symptoms may be debilitating. Between 60 and 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, according to the National Institute…

Understanding Neuropathy Symptoms

Neuropathy May Limit Daily Functioning Neuropathic pain often makes movement painful, leading an individual to limit mobility. Being sedentary can cause muscles to weaken, further restricting physical functioning. Many people with neuropathy are unable to work. Back pain or other pain caused by neuropathy is typically described in the following terms: Severe, sharp, electric shock-like,…

Tips to Living Life with Foot Neuropathy Pain

Much information is available for those who seek it our in regards to living life with neuropathy in the feet. Neuropathy is a frustrating disease to which there is no cure. Neuropathy in the feet can be developed due to a prier condition such as diabetes; other causes for this horrible disease could be genetics,…

10 Natural Home Remedies for Nerve Pain

Nervous system plays a significant role in functioning of the human body. Breathing, heartbeat, senses and other similar functions of the body are controlled by the nervous system. The two broadly divided parts of nervous system are central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Central nervous system is connected with the spinal cord and brain,…