Diabetes, Neuropathy, and Next Steps for Recovery
Diabetes is a struggle that many people face. It can be debilitating if not treated properly. Here at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma, we understand that diabetes can cause neuropathy, and we want to help!
Diabetic neuropathy can develop over time, whether born with diabetes or discovered it later in life. This occurs when the nerves in your legs and feet are damaged due to high blood sugar levels. The nerves that can also be affected are the digestive system, heart, blood vessels, and urinary tract.
There are four main types of Diabetic Neuropathy:
Peripheral- blocks normal sensations in the arms and legs.
– Reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
– Tingling or burning sensation
– Sharp pains or cramps
– Loss of balance and coordination
Autonomic- regulating many different functions of the body.
– Frequent urinary tract infections or urinary retention or incontinence
– Constipation or uncontrolled diarrhea
– Slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis), causing nausea, vomiting, bloating, and loss of appetite
– Difficulty swallowing
– Changes in the way your eyes adjust from light to darkness
– Increased heart rate at rest
Radiculoplexus- a motor condition that affects the lumbar region of the body.
– Severe pain in your hips, thighs, or buttocks
– Weak and shrinking thigh muscles
– Difficulty rising from a sitting position
– Abdominal swelling
Mononeuropathy- sudden sever pain, anywhere in the body.
– Shin or foot
– Lower back or pelvis
– Front of the thigh
– Chest or abdomen
Here at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma, we take a patient-centered multifaced approach to treating the symptoms caused by Dietetic Neuropathy. Our medical staff can recommend physical activities, balancing exercises, and other techniques to help control your diabetes.
Call 918-921-8160 to schedule a consultation and get help for your Diabetic neuropathy symptoms today. We want to help you start living your PAIN FREE life now!