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Peripheral Neuropathy Not Just a Human Illness

Having peripheral neuropathy can be a very painful and isolating experience - especially since most people have never heard of it, let alone know someone who has it. But believe it or not, mankind isn't alone in the peripheral neuropathy world. There are other species that have peripheral neuropathy and experience many of the same problems we do. T...
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Is the Capsaicin Patch a Wonder Drug for Peripheral Neuropathy?

With a recent study proudly proclaiming that capsaicin 8 percent patches are now officially deemed safe for peripheral neuropathy treatment, many peripheral neuropathy sufferers are wondering if they should give these patches a try. But despite this seemingly good news, many doctors still recommend that patients proceed with caution. The study was ...
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All About Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

For an estimated 40 percent of chemotherapy patients, being in remission isn't the end of their struggle. That's because for those unlucky 40 percent, the very chemotherapy that likely saved their life also caused a condition known as chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, aka nerve damage. Chemotherapy medications can damage the nervous syste...
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All About Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy

Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy is the least common form of peripheral neuropathy, but it can often be the most frustrating. That's because idiopathic peripheral neuropathy has no known cause, so patients with this illness could literally experience the pain out of nowhere - and never get an explanation. In fact, the name idiopathic means "of unkn...
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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV Patients Can Benefit Overall Treatment

A recent study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes has found that patients who undergo treatment for HIV and who also experience chronic comorbid (when a condition occurs along with a second condition) pain have a more successful treatment when that comorbid pain is also treated than when that chronic pain is not addres...
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Zinc May Improve Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

A recent study is shedding light on the role zinc deficiency plays in peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is the umbrella term used to describe the many disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Despite their vast array of causes, almost all peripheral neuropathies present themselves in the same way. "They generally cause numbness and ti...
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Peripheral Neuropathy and Vitamin D

A recent study in the journal Diabetic Medicine claims that diabetic patients who are deficient in vitamin D experience more severe diabetic peripheral neuropathy symptoms than those who are not deficient in vitamin D. The study followed 59 participants. Of those 59, 45 had type 2 diabetes. The diabetic groups were further broken down into: diabeti...
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The Facts About the Shingles Vaccine

First introduced in 2006, the shingles vaccine aims to prevent shingles in adults over the age of 50. With an estimated 1 million new cases of shingles each year, the illness predominately occurs in older adults but can also develop in children. Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster - the same virus that causes the common childhood illness chicke...
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How Does a Doctor Diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy?

Chances are, if you're reading this, you already have reason to believe you may have peripheral neuropathy. But thinking you may have a condition and being diagnosed are two different things. Wouldn't it be better to know for sure? If you're considering seeing your doctor for a peripheral neuropathy diagnosis but are hesitant or fearful because you...
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What Is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?

Often, when you hear about peripheral neuropathy, you hear about ways in which the body's nerves have become damaged. Sometimes that damage is caused by outside influences, such as the radiation in chemotherapy. Other times it is caused by conditions people develop over time, such as diabetes or fibromyalgia. But in some rarer cases, peripheral neu...
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Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic May Cause Peripheral Neuropathy

If you have ever taken the prescription antibiotic metronidazole (often sold as Flagyl), you could be at risk for a potentially fatal side effect called peripheral neuropathy, according to the findings of a new study in the medical journal Clinical Pharmacist. Commonly used to treat severe infections such as bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, pel...
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What to Expect During Electrotherapy

​ Electrotherapy. Just the name is enough to send shivers of fear down the spine. But electrotherapy is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, this non-invasive peripheral neuropathy treatment is generally very well tolerated – and some patients even find it relaxing! Now that you know it's painless, here's what happens during electrotherapy, and what y...
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Peripheral Neuropathy Doesn't Have to Derail a Love of Cooking

For some people, peripheral neuropathy can be a nuisance. For others, it can rob them of the ability to do the things they love the most - like cooking. Whether you're a professional chef, an amateur foodie, or hate cooking and only do it out of necessity, cooking with peripheral neuropathy can be a lot like navigating a metaphorical minefield. But...
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New Documentary Highlights Rare Cause of Peripheral Neuropathy

A fascinating documentary called Life Through a Lens is touring the film festival circuit. The 11-minute short follows famed Hollywood photographer Robert Zuckerman and his struggles to live and work with a disease called adult polyglucosan body disease, or APBD. Adult polyglucosan body disease is considered an "orphan disease" so rare that it affe...
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Should CBD Oil Be Used to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy?

It seems like you can't turn on a TV or speak to a friend these days without hearing about a product called CBD oil. Short for cannabidiol, CBD oil is an all-natural hemp derivative that, when grown in the right conditions, is perfectly legal in most states, despite coming from the same plant as marijuana and its active ingredient, THC, which is st...
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