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Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.

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How can your lifestyle cause peripheral neuropathy?

  • Inactivity: exercises and activity of at least 30 minutes five times a week can help maintain optimum health.
  • Meals: ignorant eating habits can lead to diabetes, a major cause of peripheral neuropathy. To avoid this, include more fruits, fibers, and omega-rich foods in your diet. Avoid processed foods and carbohydrates. 
  • Smoking has been shown to cause severe damage to body organs over sustained use. Smoking can cause the narrowing of blood vessels, which can worsen neuropathy. Reduces blood supply to a particular part and increases neuropathic pain and discomfort. 
  • Alcohol toxicity can cause tingling and numbness in body parts and therefore is a significant cause of lifestyle-linked neuropathy. 
  • Physical care: meditation, yoga, stretching, and self-help exercises can help relieve pain and prolonged standing stress in the spinal cord and surrounding bone areas.

How can I improve peripheral neuropathy?

There are several methods by which you can manage peripheral neuropathy symptoms like:

  • Foot care: timely checks for cuts and calluses, especially if you have diabetes.
  • proper diet. 
  • Daily exercise and activity.
  • Daily monitoring of blood glucose.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Quit alcohol.
  • Try natural treatments.

Is peripheral neuropathy reversible?

The outcome of treatment of peripheral neuropathy depends upon the cause. There may be a small percentage of cases where symptoms may be reversed after years of treatment, though it is essentially incurable. Surgery involving nerves under trauma or pressure helps relieve symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Profound control of diabetes on an everyday basis can also help.

Is peripheral neuropathy fatal?

Peripheral neuropathy can be dangerous when precipitated by type 2 diabetes. An infected Foot can cause severe infections or gangrene, which may lead to amputation of the limb or even multi-organ failure if the patient has other health issues.

Are you able to work with peripheral neuropathy?

Work is possible but difficult in cases of chronic peripheral neuropathy. It shows symptoms like continuous tingling, numbness of limbs, and weakness in the hands, limbs, and cervical area. Severe cases can also hinder blood circulation, digestion, and urinary functions.

Can peripheral neuropathy go away without treatment?

Peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative condition that worsens over the years if treatment is not pursued. It may require medications, surgery, rehabilitative care, and occupational therapy to relieve pain and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Is there a cure for peripheral neuropathy?

There are several treatment modalities to help manage the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy:

  • Medications: diabetes control and medication in the form of patches, oral tablets, or injections.
  • Surgery: relieves nerve pressure and repairs damaged nerves which can hamper signal transmission.
  • Physiotherapy: to improve limb stability and balance.
  • Medical devices: to monitor blood glucose, joint braces, special Footwear.
  • Foot care: regular checkups for any infections or cuts on feet. 
  • Pain relief treatments: electrical stimulation therapy, spinal cord implants.
  • Alternative healing therapies: acupuncture.

Which hospital in Kerala treats peripheral neuropathy?

Aster Hospital in Aster Medcity, Kochi, is an excellent center for treating peripheral Neuropathy in Kerala. They have a specialized dedicated unit for the surgical and auxiliary management of peripheral neuropathy cases.


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