21 December 2017

How To Manage Neuropathy

By Shalini Madhav

Have you ever felt numbness and pain in your feet? A burning sensation on your feet? Then it's a time to consult a doctor. This usually happens in neuropathy. Now the question arises what is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is used to describe the problem with nerves and usually peripheral nerves. Diabetes is the leading cause of neuropathy these days. Hyperglycaemia affects all the nerves and capillaries of the body and thus neuropathy is often encountered in uncontrolled diabetic condition. Usually, this problem is encountered in old age when the patient usually complains of tingling sensation.

The bad news is that there is no cure for this type of disease. One can only manage, but as there is no permanent treatment for this disease proper management is required. So you need to restrict sugar in your diet. One should not consume sodium aka salt if one wants to diminish the effects of diabetes and neuropathy. Hydration is another important aspect of neuropathy program.

Dietary changes
The most important change one should bring is a change in his diet. Start your mornings with oatmeal rather than having those sugary cereals. Fruit leathers and homemade fruit snacks are an alternative but one should limit sugar content in his diet.

Exercise daily to fight diabetes
Start with the simple exercises and then perform pushups on a daily basis to strengthen your cardiovascular system. Brisk walking for 15 minutes is even considered effective when you don't have the habit of regular exercise.

Pain relief medicines are available in the market. As there is no permanent cure symptomatic treatment should be given like analgesic for relieving pain. Topical creams are also available in the market for massaging that particular area. Few people even opt for natural treatment for dealing with pain. Neuritis causes extreme pain and it should be treated as soon as possible.

Relax and stay away from stress
If you stay stressed for long then your body will surely respond to those symptoms in an exaggerated manner thus increasing pain as well. Neuropathy of the hands and neuropathy of feet makes a person dependent on another person for his day to day work as he suffers from extreme pain. Medicine is necessary, but besides it, a stress-free environment and a happy family are also essential requirements for fighting against this disease. This can be considered as a form of home remedy besides so many other home remedies.

Say no to fried foods and refined sugar
These food items are considered equivalent to poison when consumed in the diabetic state. And plus white carbs even causes harm to a person's body and thus should be avoided as well. With a little precaution, one can live a healthy life with ease.

Diabetic pain is sometimes misinterpreted as sciatica pain and thus the proper diagnosis is required to reverse the symptoms.

Neuropathy is a problem associated with nerve in which nerves get damaged due to hyperglycaemia thus this is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Topical creams and other medicines can help to prevent its progression as there is no permanent cure. One can even go for home remedies and natural treatment if he does not want to continue with allopathic medication.

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