What is Neuropathy >
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that arises when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain, spinal cord and the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.
The peripheral nerves make up an intricate network that connects the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and internal organs. Peripheral nerves come out of the spinal cord and are arranged along lines in the body called dermatomes. Usually, damage to a nerve will affect one or more of these dermatomes, which can be tracked to specific areas of the body. This damage to the nerves will interrupt communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Resulting in impair muscle movement, prevent normal sensation in the arms and legs, and cause pain. Neuropathy can affect nerves that control muscle movement and those that detect sensations, for example temperature and pain. In some cases, it can affect internal organs, such as the heart, blood vessels, or intestines. Neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy) or nerve type, a combination of nerves in a limited area (multifocal neuropathy) or many peripheral nerves throughout the body (polyneuropathy).
Diseases associated with greater chance of developing neuropathy >
• 60% to 70% of people with diabetes.
• 65% of people who have been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder
• 30% to 40% of people who receive chemotherapy to treat cancer.
• 30% of people who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Common Symptoms >
People with chronic neuropathy often lose their ability to sense temperature and pain, they can burn themselves and develop open sores as the result of injury or prolonged pressure. If the nerves serving the organs are involved, diarrhoea or constipation may result, as well as loss of bowel or bladder control. Sexual dysfunction and abnormally low blood pressure also can occur.
sensation in the arms and legs
sensation in the
feet or hands
These symptoms usually start in the longest nerves in the body and so first affect the feet and later the hands. This is sometimes called the “stocking-glove” pattern. The symptoms usually spread slowly and evenly up the legs and arms.
Several rare inherited diseases
Poor nutrition or
Conditions where nerves are mistakenly attacked by the body’s own immune system
Infections such as Lyme disease, shingles, or AIDS
Alpha Lipoic Acid / Vitamin B Complex >
• Potent antioxidant.
• Benefit in reversing neuropathic problems.
• Regenerates Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Glutathione and CoQ (Ubiquinone)
• Protects against degeneration processes of the nervous system
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)?
Alpha-lipoic acid or ALA is a naturally occurring compound that's made in the body. It serves vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production.
• Helps regeneration and repair injured and damaged nerves.
• Reduces nerve pain and neuropathy symptoms caused by diabetes.
• Maintain normal neural function.
What is Vitamin B Complex?
Vitamin B1 which is also called Thiamin, enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function. By taking Vitamin B1, it helps prevent complications in the nervous system, brain, muscles, heart, stomach, and intestines.
Vitamin B6, which is also called Pyridoxine, plays an important role in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters. This Vitamin B6 cannot be produced in the body, so it can only be obtained by external factors.
The Vitamin B12, Cobalamin, is an important water-soluble vitamin involved in red blood cell production, brain health and DNA synthesis. This Vitamin B12 can come in different forms such as Cyanocobalamin and Methylcobalamin. In Bionerv®, Methlycobalamin is used.
Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of vitamin B12 that is not found in nature. Methylcobalamin is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B12 that can be obtained through supplements, as well as food sources.
Methylcobalamin may be retained better within the body.
Both have beneficial effects on health and can prevent B12 deficiencies.
Methylcobalamin: A Biologically Active Co-Enzyme B12 >
This is for educational purposes only. Kindly consult healthcare professionals for further information.
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