Diabetic Neuropathy is a common condition in the US affecting more than 200,000 people. It is a common complication associated with diabetes type 1 and type 2. Usually, this condition comes on slowly and progressively over the course of some years. This is due to high amounts of sugar circulating in the blood, hence the term blood sugar.
Elevated blood glucose levels (blood sugar), often accompanied by high triglycerides and increased bad fats, can damage the nerves, which cause the condition of neuropathy. Additionally, having the markers mentioned above weaken the capillary walls that can lead to decreased oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues.
When there is a decrease in oxygen and nutrients being carried by the blood, there is a subsequent affect on the nerves ability to transmit signals. If this mechanism is left unchecked for a period of time it can lead to nerve damage. Most commonly, in this case the nerve damage results in peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects the hands and feet.
Damage to nerve tissue that results in peripheral neuropathy often produces symptoms such as numbness and tingling, sharp pains, burning sensations and/or loss of coordination.
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Medications are often prescribed in order to treat the symptoms of neuropathy like pain, tingling and numbness. As with all medications, it is important to weight out the side effects.
At Aurora Integrative Health, our focus is to get down to the root cause of the issue/s. We use the very best in the nutrition and industry-leading technology to address and work toward providing relief.
Prior to treatment, you will have a complete workup that will include a review of previous medical documentation, a complete history and exam, a current blood panel and specialized testing if warranted.
This comprehensive approach allows the physicians at Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter to establish a proper care plan, individualized to you.
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