You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Norman Latov
ISBN: 1458755983
Size: 38.17 MB
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Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard ofand yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the ''extent and importance'' of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy:365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Janice F. Wiesman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421420848
Size: 28.56 MB
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Nearly one in fifteen people—that's 20 million people in the United States—suffers from peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. Caused by such conditions as diabetes, cancer, vitamin deficiencies, and kidney disease as well as certain drugs and toxins, neuropathy brings numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet, legs, and fingertips. Neuropathy can be more than uncomfortable—it can be disabling: people whose fingertips are numb may find it hard to button clothing and complete other everyday tasks. Neuropathy is often dangerous, as well: people who cannot feel their feet are more likely to stumble and fall, and they may not notice injuries that need medical attention. Dr. Janice F. Wiesman, a neurologist with twenty years of experience helping people who have neuropathy find relief, shares her special insights into this painful and debilitating condition. With exceptional clarity, Dr. Wiesman begins by outlining the basics of nerve anatomy and function. She explains how peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed and treated, describes neuropathy’s disparate causes, and offers readers lifestyle changes that can help keep nerves healthy. A useful glossary defines terms, patient stories offer real-world experiences, and illustrations provide a visual key to the condition. A detailed resources section points the reader to reliable web sites and organizations that offer more help. Concentrating on the most common types of neuropathy, Dr. Wiesman provides hope, help, and comfort to patients, families, and caregivers.

Textbook Of Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Peter D. Donofrio, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050342
Size: 29.47 MB
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Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy is a practical but authoritative reference for clinicians in anymedical specialty who are evaluating and treating patients with signs and symptoms of a peripheralneuropathy. Reviewing the full spectrum of clinically significant neuropathies, the book contains chapterson common and rare forms including mononeuropathy in the upper and lower extremities, mononeuritismultiplex, diffuse and symmetric polyneuropathies, brachial and lumbrosacral plexopathies, and spinalroot disordersódisorders that can mimic diffuse and/or focal neuropathies, complicating diagnosis andevaluation. Coverage encompasses both inherited and acquired diseases, including neuropathies arisingfrom physical injury, diabetes, alcoholism, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, vascularand metabolic disorders, medication-induced neuropathies, and idiopathic conditions. The textbookprovides an evidence-based approach to testing, differential diagnosis, and treatment, and should serveas a trusted resource for healthcare professionals confronting the many manifestations of peripheralneuropathy in clinical practice. The chapters are written by internationally renowned expert contributors with deep clinical experienceand contain numerous tables, figures, and algorithms providing clear diagnostic and managementguidelines. Boxed Clinical Pearls and Key Points allow for quick access to pertinent information, making evaluation and review easy and rewarding. Features of Textbook of Peripheral Neuropathy Include: ̈ Practical yet comprehensiveóan accessible ìgo-toî reference for clinicians ̈ Covers all clinically relevant peripheral neuropathies ̈ Clinical Pearls and Key Points are set off from the text for quick reference ̈ Contains clear diagnostic and management guidelines from expert contributors ̈ Structured chapters make it easy to find essential point-of-careinformation

Numb Toes And Aching Soles

Author: John A. Senneff
ISBN: 9780978182007
Size: 26.93 MB
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This offers a wealth of detail, and is a crucial reference for everyone who suffers from this painful condition. Senneff illustrates the various treatments without judging them. This arms patients with the information they need so they and their doctor—and not the doctor alone—can decide on what treatments to try. This is especially important for peripheral neuropathy because what works for a specific patient remains very much a trial-and-error proposition.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Norman Latov
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 193260359X
Size: 36.21 MB
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Peripheral neuropathy, the variety of conditions that result when the nerves that connect to the brain and spinal cord are damaged or diseased, is commonly associated with diseases such as diabetes, HIV, alcoholism, and lupus. Although widespread -- it affects 10-20 million people in the United States -- information about the condition has been difficult to obtain. This essential guide explains what is known about peripheral neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics include drug therapy for the condition and its symptoms, interventional therapy, alternative medicines, caring for the feet, and much more. This book will enable patients to make informed decisions about their care.

Coping With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author: Scott I. Berman
ISBN: 9780595449675
Size: 65.70 MB
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Peripheral neuropathies are a large group of chronic illnesses that cause changes in your life far beyond simply damaging nerves. Sufferers often confront pain, weakness, depression, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. In addition there are long term changes in roles and relationships.Dr. Berman tackles these psychological and social issues in Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy from the viewpoint both of an experienced psychiatrist and of a fellow-sufferer with neuropathy. He details strategies to deal with changing roles at work and at home. He explores relationships and sexuality.Dr. Berman lays the groundwork for learning to cope and improve your quality of life in the face of these chronic diseases. He draws on experience treating chronically physically ill patients including neuropathy patients, as well as his own experience of having a neuropathy for ten years. Many good references are included to expand your knowledge and provide additional help.


Author: Deborah Barrett, Ph.D.
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616145145
Size: 70.52 MB
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Millions of people suffer from debilitating chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, chronic headache syndromes, neuropathies, or other painful conditions. People contending with chronic pain often spend considerable time, energy, and money searching for answers and visit multiple doctors, trying anything to find relief. When the source of pain is unclear or difficult to diagnose, their experiences are additionally frustrating, exhausting, and depressing. This book offers a hands-on approach to improving life with chronic pain, whatever the underlying cause. As a sociologist, psychotherapist, and someone with firsthand experience with chronic pain, the author understands the challenges that accompany pain and has devised realistic strategies to fare better. Paintracking provides a systematic method that empowers individuals to navigate the otherwise overwhelming array of treatment options and incorporate the effective ones into their lives for continued, incremental progress. Its cornerstone is a self-study tool that enables readers to improve. Readers are instructed on how to track and interpret their experience, whether using a pen and paper or the online tool offered as a companion to the book. By cultivating awareness of how their body responds in different situations and to different therapies, readers will become capable self-advocates, able to make informed choices. Written in clear, understandable prose and filled with sociological insights, therapeutic lessons, practical tips, and empathy, this book offers realistic hope to individuals who often feel hopeless in the face of confusing, debilitating pain. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reversing Neuropathy

Author: Brian Prax
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974027910
Size: 54.52 MB
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After 15 years of practice and frustrated by seeing his patients getting sicker and sicker, Dr. Brian Prax dove head first into the study of Functional Neurology. In this easy to follow manual, he describes many of the causes of peripheral neuropathy which affects 24 million Americans every year. This step-by-step guide outlines his natural system that is reversing neuropathy with a success rate of over 85% in a concise and straightforward format. Have you heard that "There's NOTHING that can be done" for neuropathy or that "you'll just have to learn to live with it?" How about "you're just getting older?" In Reversing Neuropathy; Making the Impossible, Possible, you can learn what most doctors are never taught in school and how it is the secret to reversing your neuropathy. Dr. Brian lives and practices in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and four children, a flock of hens and three felines. He loves mountain biking, triathlon and hanging out with his family. You can also visit his Facebook and YouTube channels where there is even more information on healthy living, DIY tips on reversing chronic conditions like neuropathy and general positivity.

Defeat Neuropathy Now

Author: Valerie Monteiro
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482084535
Size: 61.75 MB
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Defeat Neuropathy Now...In Spite of your Doctor is a groundbreaking survival guide for preventing, repairing and reversing neuropathy. It is an eye opening look into why medications and traditional therapies leave most neuropathy sufferers stuck in misery and without hope. This book will undoubtedly shake the foundation of the traditional medical community and pharmaceutical industry, while giving neuropathy pain sufferers every thing they need to know when it comes to making the safest and most effective choices for their chronic pain. 'Defeat Neuropathy Now' is extremely informative, yet still maintains a witty and entertaining tone. You don't have to be a scientist to understand the book. It is an easy read for everyone.

Numb Toes And Other Woes

Author: John A. Senneff
Publisher: Medpress
ISBN: 9780967110738
Size: 60.28 MB
Format: PDF
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This book deals with a serious nerve disorder causing pain or muscle weakness for millions. This book- Toes and Woes- delves deeper into pain and other treatments currently being used, with updated clinical studies, and covers several exciting new therapies just now coming out of laboratories. It also provides fresh information on nutrient supplementation as an alternative treatment for peripheral neuropathy.