DPN Treatments And Symptoms
Damage to the nerves caused by diabetes is an irreversible, excruciating condition but a manageable one in its strictest sense. This condition is medically termed Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, and it is defined as the inflammation and dysfunction of the peripheral nerve cells and fibers. These nerve cells are directly connected to the brain via the spinal cord and they enable sensation on the periphery or the lower extremities of the body. DPN happens because of trauma or blunt force to those areas of the body that has peripheral nerve cells. The damage can generate shooting pains, a burning sensation or numbness on the affected limb. People who suffer from diabetes are the most at risk groups to suffer from the condition.
There are times when a tingling, ‘pins and needles’ sensation is felt even at the slightest pressure to the affected area. This goes on day by day, and since the condition is irreversible, you just have to do nothing but manage the discomfort that it brings, and live your life to the fullest with as little stress from the pain as you can manage. As for the treatment methods, there are so many options that you can choose from depending on your lifestyle and level of comfort. Relief is not impossible even if you’ve been dealing with DPN discomforts year after year. Sure you take the right dosage of your prescribed medications regularly, but that’s not enough. Eating healthy and living healthy as much as possible is still the most ideal way to keep the pains away. You will have to reinforce nutrients, and intake of the needed vitamins and minerals for better health.
People who suffer from DPN should take a prescribed dose of B1 and B12 multivitamins. Make sure that the product is approved by FDA. Vitamins B1 and B12 help to lessen the numbness and tingling sensation brought about by the condition. Exercise regularly, there’s nothing else better than keeping potential heart disease and more diabetes complications at bay with the help of exercise. So stay healthy!