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What Is Foot Drop?

Foot drop is usually caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles that raise the foot. It can also be caused by problems with the nerves that control the muscles. Often tied to peripheral neuropathy, among other conditions, foot drop is a common symptom of nerve damage. Foot drop—also called drop foot—is a condition that [...]

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Beginner’s Guide

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a type of nerve damage that can occur as a result of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients. Symptoms of CIPN include tingling, numbness, pain and weakness in the hands and feet. CIPN can be a debilitating side effect [...]

HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

According to the CDC, there are currently 1.1 million people in the United States above the age of 12 who have HIV infection. Additionally, 36.7 million people worldwide live with HIV and AIDS, with anywhere from 30% to 60% developing a form of neuropathy. HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy causes damage to nerves within the peripheral nervous [...]

Supporting Peripheral Neuropathy Caregivers

Peripheral neuropathy is a neurological disorder with the most common symptoms being tingling, prickling, burning and pain. Additionally, patients suffer from lack of sensation in the hands or feet. Caregivers for those with peripheral neuropathy play a crucial role. They ensure that the condition is handled with care and dignity. To support caregivers of those [...]

Breast Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2020, around there were about 19.3 million new cases of cancer recorded globally, with 10 million deaths. Additionally, breast cancer in women is responsible for 11.7% of total cancer cases. Furthermore, Australia, Western Europe and North America have the greatest incidences of breast cancer. Peripheral neuropathy Neuropathy is [...]

Neuropathy and Balance

September 19-25, 2021 marks Balance Awareness Week. Balance becomes a progressive issue with age, making people prone to falls. Around 69,000 Americans suffer from frequently debilitating symptoms of chronic imbalance associated with a vestibular disorder. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nervous system. Our peripheral nerves carry signals to and [...]

Low-Carb Diets for Peripheral Neuropathy

Nutritious meals, along with the appropriate amount of vitamins, contribute to a healthier life among individuals. There is currently no FDA-approved cure for neuropathy and hence adopting a healthier lifestyle is a great way to help relieve symptoms. Additionally, low-carb diets are popular among neuropathy patients. Here is a quick guide to help you learn [...]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Treatment

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a progressive disease that often involves pain, loss of sensation and weakness. About 60-70% of diabetic patients are known to suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Above all, there is no FDA-approved treatment to cure the condition, hence the aim is to slow the progression of symptoms and relieve pain. Here are [...]

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