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Description
Nerve damage is also referred to as neuropathy and is a condition characterized by damaged nerves that affects proper functioning of the nervous system. Nerve damage can occur in any nerve in the body and the degree of damage too can vary from total loss of function to pressure being exerted on any nerve or nerves thereby disrupting the nerve signals from being relayed and transmitted. Also, there View more...
Causes
While there are several causes that lead to nerve damage, the main causes include aging-related causes and congenital causes. Other causes include autoimmune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease; Guillain-Barre syndrome; lupus; multiple sclerosis; and myasthenia gravis. Various other conditions that could cause nerve damage include cancer; accidents and trauma o various nerves like carpel tunn View more...
Prevention
• Too much blood glucose can lead to nerve damage hence it is important to ensure blood sugar levels are monitored regularly and kept under check.
• Smoking and drinking alcohol also damages blood vessels which supply oxygen to nerves and if these blood vessels are damaged they can in turn affect nerves and cause nerve damage hence it is important to curb smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
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Common Symptoms
Depending upon the type of nerve damaged, symptoms vary for example damage to the autonomic nerves results in dry eyes and mouth, vertigo, constipation, and other symptoms associated with digestion, and bladder dysfunction. Damage to motor nerves could result in twitching, paralysis, weakness and muscle atrophy. Sensory nerve damage could lead to tingling, pain, numbness, itching or burning, or un View more...
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Traditional Treatment
Medications include Cymbalta; and Lyrica which is one of the initial treatments approved by FDA; Cymbalta; stabilizing blood glucose levels; pain relievers used to treat nerve damage include Celexa and Paxil. Other treatment options include duloxetine and pregabalin for treatment of diabetic neuropathy.
Alternative Treatment
Physical Therapy; acupuncture; supplement treatment include Vitamin B complex in high doses, Vitamin B 12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, omega 3 present in fish oil; vitamin C, choline, and amino acids. Herbal remedies include St. Johns Wort; Kava Kava; Passion Flower; and Skull Cap. Homeopathy treatment includes aconite or acon; colocynth; nux vomica; belladonna; arsenicum; platinum; mezereum; verbas View more...
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