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 [...]

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 [...]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a progressive disease that often involves pain, loss of sensation and weakness. In other words, peripheral neuropathy is a condition involving pain and damage in the nerves. DPN is a condition caused by high blood sugar and about 60-70% of diabetic patients are known to suffer from it. If not [...]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Diagnosis

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a progressive disease that often involves pain, loss of sensation and weakness. Moreover, about 60-70% of diabetic patients are known to suffer from peripheral neuropathy. If not treated in time or managed well, it can lead to lower limb amputations that can be avoided. For instance, nearly 54,000 diabetics undergo [...]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Beginner’s Guide

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nervous system. To emphasize, our peripheral nerves carry signals to and from our central nervous system. Hence, malfunctioning of these nerves causes disruption and affects how the body reacts to reflexes. For instance, it can affect your body's reaction to stimuli like pain and [...]

Five Ways to Take Care of Your Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

There are over one hundred different types of peripheral neuropathy that have been identified so far. However, diabetic neuropathy remains the most common type of neuropathy. Individuals suffering from diabetes deal with frequent fluctuations in their blood sugar levels and often suffer from nerve damage, requiring special care of their feet as any small cuts [...]

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