National Neuropathy Awareness Week

Categories: Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Neuropathy|

May 1-8, 2022 is National Neuropathy Awareness Week. An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from some type of peripheral neuropathy. WinSanTor aims to spread awareness about this condition, which affects the lives of millions of people around the world. Living with peripheral neuropathy can be frustrating, but there are ways [...]

The Relationship Between Stress and Chronic Pain

Categories: Neuropathy|

There is a close relationship between stress and chronic pain. Stress can make existing pain worse, and chronic pain can lead to increased stress levels. It’s a vicious cycle that can be difficult to break. There are several ways that the two conditions interact. Stress can cause muscles to tense [...]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Invisible Illness

Categories: Neuropathy|

Peripheral neuropathy is one condition that, for many, is considered an invisible illness. The term "invisible illness" refers to any medical condition that is not outwardly visible to others, even healthcare professionals. Invisible illnesses encompass many conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and peripheral neuropathy. People with an invisible illness [...]

Peripheral Neuropathy In Cancer Patients

Categories: Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Neuropathy|

Chemotherapy targets fast-dividing cancer cells and other healthy cells in the body, such as those in your bone marrow, the lining of your gastrointestinal tract and your hair follicles. In addition to its effect on rapidly dividing cells, chemotherapy may damage many healthy tissues, including peripheral nerves, leading to peripheral [...]

Gluten-Free Diets for Peripheral Neuropathy

Categories: Neuropathy|

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that affects nerves outside of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include loss of sensation, muscle weakness, pain, and abnormal reflex response. For instance, a person may experience pain, numbness, or a "pins and needles" sensation in any [...]

Dealing with Peripheral Neuropathy in the Cold

Categories: Neuropathy|

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. This can include the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Symptoms can vary from person to person, but common symptoms include tingling, numbness, burning sensations, and pain. One of the biggest challenges for people living with peripheral [...]

HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Categories: HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, 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 [...]

Supporting Peripheral Neuropathy Caregivers

Categories: Neuropathy|

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. [...]

Breast Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy

Categories: Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, 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 [...]

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