Neuropathy

Benfotiamine: A Solution for What AGEs You

…its ability to prevent and treat diabetes complications in which glycation and AGEs play a key role, including neuropathy and retinopathy. In one study, 45 patients with diabetic neuropathy received 400 mg of benfotiamine and 2,000 mcg of vitamin B12 per day for three weeks. At that time, the daily dosages…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…determine iron levels. Excessive iron levels are a risk factor for heart problems and other conditions. Burning mouth syndrome may also be caused by neuropathy (nerve damage), allergies, insulin resistance, or thyroid disorders, so if symptoms persist, see your doctor. * Diagonal creases in earlobes can…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Put Some Pep in Your Step With L-Carnitine

…this supplement works wonders for patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular problems, helps restore sensation in people with diabetic neuropathy, and is even reported to improve sexual function in men. You can find L-carnitine in health food stores and many online vendors. The recommended…

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Microcurrent Therapy: Pain Relief That REALLY Works

…inflammation, improve circulation, and facilitate healing throughout the entire body. Used primarily to alleviate pain (musculoskeletal, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.), FSM is an effective treatment for a surprisingly wide range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, gastrointestinal complaints, and…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…tablet, chewed 20 minutes before meals. * Could it be a Vitamin B12 deficiency? Another hidden problem that may cause chronic cough is sensory neuropathy. Damage to nerves in the larynx can lead to hypersensitivity and increased responsiveness to allergens, reflux and other irritants. If you have an…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…as diabetic neuropathy. Biotin is another B-complex vitamin that is necessary for cell growth and for the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. This vitamin also also been shown to lower fasting blood sugar levels and reduce risk of complications such as diabetic neuropathy. The ideal daily…

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Nourish Your Nerves

…double-blind study carried out in seven medical centers, 480 mg of evening primrose oil taken daily for one year improved symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Other studies have utilized doses of up to 6,000 mg per day with good results. I suggest starting with 500–1,500 mg of evening primrose oil per…

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Natural Diabetes Treatment: Infrared Light Therapy

…natural remedies for diabetes, you need to know about infrared light therapy. Several studies support infrared light’s benefits for diabetic neuropathy. In addition to restoring sensation and reducing risk of amputation, this therapy has also been shown to improve balance and reduce falls by 96 percent…

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Diabetes Complication #2: Foot Problems

Diabetes complications are vast, but one of the most common diabetes complications is problems with the feet. For people with diabetic neuropathy, diminished sensation in the feet can lead to a host of problems, including an underestimation of wound severity. At the same time, impaired circulation makes…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her feet, and she could barely get around on her own. After hitting rock bottom, R.B. came…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves and nerve function) is a common diabetes complications. This insidious, progressive condition is related in large part to the impaired circulation that most people living with diabetes experience. Impaired circulation causes inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…prevalent in the lower extremities of people with diabetes—improving sensation, mobility, and quality of life. I had a patient with severe diabetic neuropathy who hobbled into the clinic on a cane. After treatment with infrared light plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the cane was history and he was able to…

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