Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment
Patients diagnosed with diabetes should take steps to educate themselves and seek treatment, if necessary, for peripheral neuropathy (diabetic nerve pain). This condition often manifests as a general burning sensation in the lower extremities, but the symptoms vary as much as the range of patients affected. This condition will affect roughly half of all diabetics at some point.
Symptoms of diabetic nerve pain (diabetic peripheral neuropathy)
- Burning in feet/legs or hands/arms
- Changes in shape of feet
- Dry, scaly, red skin on feet/legs
- Erectile dysfunction/sexual dysfunction
- Electrical jolt feeling in feet/legs or hands/arms
- Feeling of tightness in feet
- Irregularity in toenails
- Leg weakness
- Loss of balance
- Numbness in feet/legs or hands/arms
- Restlessness in legs
- Sores which won’t heal properly (particularly on the feet)
- Tingling in feet/legs or hands/arms
Unfortunately, though the incidence of diabetes in the nation has increased in recent years, few new medical treatments are available to help those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
By and large, many individuals and health practitioners will continue to use traditional neuropathy medications, such as Lyrica, Gabapentin, tricyclic antidepressants and narcotics without considering some of the newer alternatives. Although these traditional neuropathy medications have provided sufferers with some relief, they have also come with a high cost. In addition to being expensive, many cause undesirable and uncomfortable side effects including nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. They may also lead to dangerous interactions with other drugs. Worse still, they fail to address the underlying cause that leads to the pain and itching and other symptoms in the first place.
All Natural Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Unlike traditional therapies, high dose natural neuropathy vitamins such as NeuraVite address peripheral neuropathy causes. That is, they target poorly functioning nerves. The all natural ingredients in these neuropathy vitamins nourish the nerves to restore proper nerve function, rather than simply calming peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Clinical studies have even shown reversal of neuropathy symptoms toward normal nerve function.
If you've been diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, alcoholic peripheral neuropathy or idiopathic (of unknown cause) peripheral neuropathy, you should begin researching your options. The earlier you start, the better your chance of avoiding serious consequences. You may discover that the best treatments are those made from natural ingredients that don’t cause unpleasant side effects or have addictive properties.