Friday, 23 November 2012

A Simple Description Of Neuropathy (Vid)

Today's post from (see link below) is a short article and video clip which are useful for people new to the disease. Neither goes into great detail but when you first notice neuropathic symptoms, the last thing you need is information-overload - you just want to know what's happening to you. This post gives you the outlines and from then on, you can research further and discuss the problem with your doctors.

Peripheral neuropathy and its treatment
Monday, 5 November 2012

Unfortunately, illness can touch people's lives at any stage, whether they are young or old. Healthy individuals are sure to catch a cold every so often too. However, there are lots of people out there who have to endure a lot more than just a cold. Some people have what is known as neuropathy. This is where people suffer damage to the peripheral nervous system, which can lead to a great deal of pain. Since there are different types of nerves in this system, neuropathy can manifest itself in a lot of different ways. The kinds of symptoms you have depend on the type of nerve affected and the gravity of the damage.The treatments for peripheral neuropathy vary depending on the suffer and the area affected.

Types of nerve

There are three main types of nerves in the peripheral nervous system. These are the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves. Those who suffer from neuropathy can have a combination of nerves that are damaged. This makes the symptoms a lot more complicated. It really is not uncommon for people to have, say, sensory and motor nerve damage caused by an accident. Sometimes the symptoms are so inconspicuous that they might not even alarm you to the presence of neuropathy.

Neuropathy affects a great deal of people. Since there are hundreds of various categories and types of neuropathy, the symptoms may vary but the affliction is the same. Seeing your doctor on a regular basis is important for people with neuropathy. Solving your neuropathy problem may take surgery, major lifestyle changes and a lot of other sacrifices. Making this problem as manageable as possible should be the goal of every person in the world with neuropathy.

Is there a cure?

Getting well is more than possible even with neuropathy. Though a true cure has not been found for this terrible condition, there are a lot of ways that you can make neuropathy a lot more manageable for you. For one, lifestyle changes are necessary. Constant exercise is required of you because the damaged nerves in your body must be jump started for them to function at their ideal rate again.

Only this can truly rehabilitate your damaged nerves. Of course, diet is important for you. Lots of water benefits everyone, even you who has neuropathy. Smoking and drinking are also not good for a body that is this vulnerable. Taking care of your feet is a lifestyle change that is unique to neuropathy patients. Since many of you cannot feel the nerves in your feet, taking extra care on what you step on makes you less prone to a fall. This has obvious potential to make life hell for you.

 Posted by Phil Simon

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