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How peripheral diabetic neuropathy strikes

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Nerve damage caused by diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. People with peripheral neuropathy which affects the arms and legs may not feel the symptoms themselves though they can be diagnosed by a …

Nerve damage caused by diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. People with peripheral neuropathy which affects the arms and legs may not feel the symptoms themselves though they can be diagnosed by a physician.

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  • 1. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 How Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy Strikes Nerve damage caused by diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. People with peripheral neuropathy which affects the arms and legs may not feel the symptoms themselves though they can be diagnosed by a physician. The dangers of diabetes are often not realized. Unchecked high blood sugar condition (diabetic) could result in neuropathy or nerve damage. Diabetic neuropathy is a significant health issue and can disrupt the quality of life. People with peripheral neuropathy which affects the nerves of the arms and legs may not feel the symptoms themselves, although they can be diagnosed by a physician. Diabetic Nerve Damage is Serious Diabetic neuropathy can result in impotence, amputations and even heart-rhythm abnormalities. It has been estimated that around 90% of individuals with more than 10 years of Type 2 or Type 1 diabetes contract neuropathy. The danger here is that the onset of symptoms could be unnoticeable until they have progressed to a considerable level. Tests can diagnose neuropathy so it is important to keep checking http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  • 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 regularly for blood sugar levels as well as signs of nerve damage. Peripheral Neuropathy – One of the Most Subtle Conditions Diabetic neuropathy manifests itself through many conditions. Peripheral neuropathy, which primarily affects the feet and legs and occasionally the hands, is the most common and also one of the most dangerous forms simply because its symptoms are quite subtle. While pain is perceived by many as being the first indication of something gone wrong, the nerve damage would well have progressed before the pain even began. Peripheral neuropathy basically causes loss of functioning of the nerves plus loss of blood supply due to increased glucose levels in the blood. The symptoms, when they do appear, are commonly tingling or numbing sensation, burning sensation, pain as well as loss of sensation in the lower legs or feet and sometimes in the hands. How Peripheral Neuropathy Attacks Increased glucose levels can cause damage to the nerve fibers plus the insulation around them and the cell bodies. This begins to occur at the end points of the nerves that are the longest, such as those that go down to the toes. It can then spread to the other peripheral nerves as well. Diabetes reduces the blood flow to nerves and extremities which http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  • 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 inhibits the ability of the body to heal from injuries. Peripheral neuropathy of the feet could even result in lower-extremity amputation. Around 85% of amputation cases can be prevented if the neuropathy is detected earlier. For that you’ve got to check your feet. Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment Treatment for diabetic neuropathy primarily focuses on reducing the symptoms and enabling the nerves to repair themselves. Medications involving narcotic pain medicines, Tricyclic antidepressants and Opioids and similar drugs are used to reduce the pain. Physical therapy exercises can help improve the circulation of blood within the body including the affected parts of the feet. Muscles of the leg and feet can be strengthened which will enable the person to walk more normally. Lost sensation and balance can also be restored. Multi-specialty healthcare and rehabilitation centers offer customized and comprehensive treatment modalities for conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. The team of medical professionals in a healthcare center can help offer consolidated care in an effective manner for all types of diabetic neuropathy. Posted by HealthQuest.Com http://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521

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