Neuropathy

Definition of Neuropathy:

A group of symptoms caused by abnormalities in motor or sensory nerves.  Symptoms include tingling or numbness in hands or feet followed by gradual, progressive muscular weakness.

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Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...Neuropathy is a common feature of AIP...”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Lipoic Acid protects the liver from alcohol damage, the lungs from smoke damage, and enhances glucose disposal in type II diabetes and reduces associated neuropathy and cataracts...”
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Angioneuropathy

...related topic
“Any neuropathy affecting primarily blood vessels as angiospasm, angioparalysis, or vasomotor paralysis...”

Bell's Palsy

...the condition
“...During pregnancy or pregnancy-induced hypertension, the significant increase in vascular volume, particularly in the last trimester, triples the risk of facial neuropathy due to edema of the facial nerve and the resulting compression...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Signs and symptoms include ... Peripheral neuropathy...”

Diabetes Type II

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“...3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis...”
...recommendation Cayenne Pepper
“Cayenne used topically may benefit diabetic neuropathy...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Diabetes presumably causes chronic watery diarrhea as a result of intestinal neuropathy, bacterial overgrowth, or both...”

Evening Primrose Oil

...as a treatment
“...Evening Primrose Oil is used therapeutically in such things as atopic eczema (listed as such in the Merck Index), mastalgia, and premenstrual syndrome, and diabetic neuropathy...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...Fish oil has also been proposed as a treatment for many other conditions, including diabetic neuropathy, allergies, gout, and migraine headaches, but there has been little real scientific investigation of these uses...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Diabetic Neuropathy: GLA has been shown in conclusive studies to halt the progression of nerve disease and help with nerve functions...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...Lead Signs and Symptoms include combinations of gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, fatigue, hemolytic anemia, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgias, headache, weakness, convulsions, irritability, impotence, loss of libido, depression, depression of thyroid and adrenal function, chronic renal failure,...”
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Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...from neuropathy due to diabetes) are at risk of burns from overuse of thermotherapy...”

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Secondary to diseases such as central nervous system disorders, for example Shy-Drager syndrome; peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy (nerve problems), such as may be caused by diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular disorders; nutritional diseases amyloidosis; vitamin deficiencies; spinal cord...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...Loss of inositol from nerve cells is the primary reason for diabetic neuropathy, so inositol supplementation can assist in improving this condition...”

Neuritis/Neuropathy

...the condition
“...A neuropathy involves either a cranial nerve or spinal nerve...”

Osteomyelitis

...the condition
“...Risk of osteomyelitis is increased by peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, a weakened immune system, cancer, chronic steroid use, sickle cell disease, HIV, hemodialysis, intravenous drug use, and old age...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and cranial neuropathy are examples of peripheral nervous system disorders that occur in people with Sjogrens...”

Tremors

...the condition
“...tremors include physiological tremor, essential tremor, tremor with basal ganglia disease (also seen in patients with Parkinson's disease), cerebellar postural tremor, tremor with peripheral neuropathy, post-traumatic tremor, and alcoholic tremor...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia

...related topic
“...autopsy, arterial and – less often – venous loops have been found compressing the trigeminal nerve root at its entry point into the brainstem, which suggests that this is essentially a compressive neuropathy...”

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)

...as a treatment
“...For these reasons, a B12 deficiency can cause symptoms ranging from mild fatigue to severe exhaustion to peripheral neuropathy...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Numb/burning/tingling extremities
“If vitamin B12 deficiency becomes pronounced, the nervous system can be affected, causing progressive peripheral neuropathy (tingling of the fingers and toes), muscle weakness, staggering, tenderness in the calves, confusion...”
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