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Neuropathy Nugget #413 - Learn The Foundational Steps You Must Take First...

Friday, October 27, 2023


Nugget Day #413

Trivia Question❓

What famous painter suffered from neuropathy and experienced symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in his hands, which ultimately affected his ability to create artworks?

Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

Neuropathy Secrets

The article discusses two main reasons why management of peripheral neuropathy can be unsuccessful: not following the steps and having a poor health foundation.

The author focuses on the second point, which is having a poor health foundation. This foundation consists of optimizing your health in body, mind, and cell.

Body health includes optimizing physical health, reducing risk factors for peripheral neuropathy, and improving overall health. Mind health includes accessing the full power of the human mind, such as through prayer, meditation, self-hypnosis, visualization, and peak performance. Cell health includes creating the optimal environment for cellular health and repair.

The author emphasizes that getting the appropriate foundation is essential for success in managing peripheral neuropathy.

What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

Obesity is a major risk factor for peripheral neuropathy, a condition that damages the nerves in the hands and feet. It is estimated that 10-40% of people with obesity have peripheral neuropathy.

There are several mechanisms by which obesity contributes to peripheral neuropathy. One mechanism is inflammation. Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation, which can damage nerves. Another mechanism is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body's cells become less responsive to the hormone insulin. This can lead to high blood sugar levels, which can also damage nerves.

Obesity can also increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy by putting pressure on nerves, reducing blood flow to nerves, and increasing the risk of developing other conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

There is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms. Weight loss is an important part of managing peripheral neuropathy in people with obesity. Weight loss can help to reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce pressure on nerves.

Neuropathy News

The Role of Genetics in Peripheral Neuropathy: This review article from Nature Reviews Neurology discusses the role of genetics in peripheral neuropathy, including the different types of genetic mutations that can cause the condition.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Quality of Life: A Review of the Literature: This review article from Quality of Life Research discusses the impact of peripheral neuropathy on quality of life, as well as the various interventions that can be used to improve quality of life for patients with peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Sleep: A Vicious Cycle?: This article from Johns Hopkins Medicine discusses the relationship between peripheral neuropathy and sleep, as well as the ways in which peripheral neuropathy can disrupt sleep.

💡 Answer to Trivia Question:

Vincent van Gogh.


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