One of the biggest misconceptions is that Neuropathy is just one disorder.
Nothing, and I mean nothing could be further from the truth.
You see, there are so many different things that can induce the various forms of peripheral neuropathy.
The most common form of neuropathy is related to lifestyle and obesity.
This is called metabolic syndrome. As a society we have become larger and less mobile so were seeing many more patients with this affliction.
But that still leaves 50% with neuropathy from other disorders some, indeed very serious and possibly life threatening.
The reality is neuropathy can and does develop from simple things such as a nutrient deficiency like vitamin B12, vitamin D or even cancer.
They’re also significant numbers of patients who have toxic exposures and who develop neuropathy. These toxic exposures could include anything from certain medications to cigarette smoking to occupational exposures.
This of course means your most important first task is to have a thorough evaluation by a professional who truly knows the depth of neuropathy and it’s causes. Unfortunately, too many physicians and therapists are ill informed, in our opinion often not nearly thorough enough.
So is a neuropathy cure possible?
The answer is yes but that of course depends upon what caused it. This also means identifying correctable causes early on is key.
Despite this fact however there are issues that are equally common amongst many forms of neuropathy.
The most important thing that you need to understand is the better care you take of yourself, the better your prognosis.
For most patients this means cleaning up their diets, oftentimes losing a significant amount of weight, eliminating potential neuropathy irritants such as artificial sweeteners and highly refined foods. It also means eating more vegetables and limiting all forms of sugar and sweeteners.
Wherever possible adding exercise, physical therapy, and using the tried-and-true methods of treatment including specialized neural stem and other therapy where available.
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