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I am 61 years old. I have glucose (fasting)- 124 but glucose (PP-2 hours)- 88.4. Doctor has prescribed Glycomet 250 mg (1-0-1), Should I take this medicine?
I am 25 years old boy I have thyroid problem and I am talking 125 mg of thyroxine tablet. Doctor said you need to take life long I need a permanent treatment.
Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes. The high blood sugar from diabetes affects the nerves and over time increases a person's risk for nerve damage. Keeping blood sugar levels within the target range recommended by your doctor helps prevent diabetic neuropathy.
Types of Diabetic Neuropathy:
Diabetic neuropathy can be classified as Peripheral, Autonomic, Proximal, or Focal. Each affects different parts of the body in various ways...
Peripheral neuropathy, the most common type of diabetic neuropathy, causes pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet, legs, and hands.
Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control involuntary body functions such as digestion, bowel and bladder function, sexual response, and perspiration. It can also affect the nerves that serve the heart and control blood pressure, as well as nerves in the lungs and eyes. Autonomic neuropathy can also cause hypoglycemia unawareness, a condition in which people no longer experience the warning symptoms of low blood glucose levels.
Proximal neuropathy causes pain in the thighs, hips, arms, or buttocks and leads to weakness in the legs and hands, resulting in difficulty in walking, standing, picking up objects, buttoning your clothes, etc.
Focal neuropathy results in the sudden weakness of one nerve or a group of nerves, causing muscle weakness or pain. Any nerve in the body can be affected.
How Diabetes Causes Damage to the Nervous System?
There are several factors that are likely to contribute to nerve damage through diabetes...
- High blood glucose, a condition associated with diabetes, causes chemical changes in nerves. These changes impair the nerves' ability to transmit signals.
- High glucose levels affect many metabolic pathways in the nerves, leading to an accumulation of a sugar called sorbitol and depletion of a substance called myoinositol. These changes are the mechanism that causes nerve damage. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels. In a person with diabetes, low levels of nitric oxide may lead to constriction of blood vessels supplying the nerve, contributing to nerve damage.
- Presence of mechanical injury like carpal tunnel syndrome in a diabetic patient worsens its symptoms and prognosis
- inherited traits increase susceptibility to nerve disease
- lifestyle factors, such as smoking or alcohol use
- Numbness, burning sensations, tingling, or pain in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms, and fingers
- Either hypersensitivity to touch or insensitivity, even to hot and cold temperatures
- Weakness in muscles and loss of reflexes
- indigestion, nausea, or vomiting
- diarrhea or constipation
- dizziness or faintness due to a drop in blood pressure after standing or sitting up
- problems with urination
- Changes in gait and balance
- Injuries that are taking longer to heal and are more prone to infections
Prevent Diabetic Nerve Damage:
Keeping your blood sugar levels in your target range, set with your doctor, may help prevent nerve damage from ever developing. The best way to do this is by checking your blood sugar and adjusting your treatment. It is also important to get to and stay at a healthy weight by exercising and eating healthy foods.
If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.
I had a diabetes since 2 yrs. Iam taking insulin 30 &14 units in morning and evening respectively. I want to take medicine instead of insulin. Is there any possibility to giveup insulin. Pls suggest me. Shall I go to any ayurvedic or homeopathy.
I am suffering from Gout from past 10 days, My uric acid level is 10. 4 mg/dl. Pain is unmanageable. I am unable to walk. Big toe of right leg is red and swallow.
I am a diabetic and high blood pressure taking insulin two times and medicine also doing night shift is good for me.
Dear Doctor My cousins age is about 9 years, when he was of 5 years of age a doctor prescribed him a test for thyroid and the result was he was have thyroid and doctor prescribed him thyronorm after few months again the test was done and there was no thyroid problem it seemed that due to the negligence of thyroid test clinic the report ws not his actually, but doctor told us that he has to continue the medicine now all his life and he can not give it up. From last 4 years he is taking this medicine and day by day he is getting weaker and had developed constipation and excretes after 8-10 days. Now give him laxatives but still problem is there. 4rm last 4 years he only eats some white rice ,curd and veggies. No non veg chocolates or fried food milk etc. Pls help.
1. Stay positive
2. Keep your body hydrated
3. Drink more water
4. Cut out drinks
5. Consume green vegetables
6. Eat good quality protein with each meal, such as organic chicken, fish, grass fed meat and plant protein such as beans and pulses, nuts and seeds.