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Neuropathy Nugget #409 - Are You Ready To THRIVE With Peripheral Neuropathy

Monday, October 23, 2023


Nugge Day #409

Trivia Question❓

What famous American singer-songwriter, known for his hit songs "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Like a Rolling Stone," was diagnosed with neuropathy in 2013?

Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

The article emphasizes the belief that everyone deserves an extraordinary life, even those with peripheral neuropathy.

It suggests starting each day with positivity and belief, utilizing the power of the mind through techniques like prayer, meditation, and self-hypnosis.

Optimizing overall health, practicing gratitude, and utilizing available management and treatment options for neuropathy are also very important.

The truth is, even with peripheral neuropathy, individuals have the power to live a fulfilling life without the limitations of neuropathy.

Heart disease can contribute to peripheral neuropathy through various mechanisms. Reduced blood flow due to atherosclerosis or heart failure can impair nerve function.

Additionally, diabetes, a common risk factor for heart disease, can also cause nerve damage.

Furthermore, medications used to treat heart conditions, such as blood pressure medications and cholesterol medications, can have neurotoxic effects. 

As a result, individuals with heart disease may experience symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, such as numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in the extremities.

Managing underlying heart conditions and addressing any contributing factors can help prevent or slow the progression of peripheral neuropathy.

The identification of new genetic variants associated with peripheral neuropathy:This study identified several new genetic variants that are associated with peripheral neuropathy. These findings could help to improve our understanding of the genetic causes of peripheral neuropathy and lead to the development of new treatments.

The development of a new diagnostic test for peripheral neuropathy: This study describes the development of a new diagnostic test for peripheral neuropathy. The test is based on the measurement of nerve fiber density in the skin. The test was shown to be accurate and reliable in diagnosing peripheral neuropathy.

The effect of exercise on nerve function in patients with peripheral neuropathy: This study found that exercise can improve nerve function in patients with peripheral neuropathy. The study participants who engaged in regular exercise showed improvements in nerve conduction velocity and nerve fiber density. These improvements were associated with reductions in pain and other symptoms of neuropathy.

💡 Answer to Trivia Question:

Bob Dylan.


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