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  • Diabetic Neuropathy

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    Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorders caused by diabetes. Symptoms include pain, tingling, or numbness, loss of feeling in hands, arms, feet, and legs. Nerve problems can occur in every organ system. Diabetic neuropathies appears more common in people who have problems controlling their blood glucose, those with high levels of blood fat, high blood pressure and obese (Porth, 2015). Metabolic factors include high blood glucose, abnormal blood fat levels, and low insulin levels. Neurovascular factors

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Essay

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    Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common microvascular complications in diabetes and can result in foot ulceration, ampuation and an impaired quality of life(Carrington AL, et al 2002,Boulton AJ,et al 2004). The reported prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy ranges from 16% to as high as 66%2 and its prevelance is believed to increase with the duration of diabetes and poor glucose control.(Boulton al 2000) It’s accounts for 50–75% of non-traumatic amputations in

  • Taking a Look at Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Peripheral neuropathy is a fairly common neurological problem and is a generalized term that means that there is a disorder in the peripheral nervous system. Being that this is a broad definition and includes many varieties and causes of peripheral nerve disease, a proper diagnosis is needed for the definition to be specified. The overall prevalence of the condition is about 2400 (2·4%) per 100 000 population, but in people older than 55 years, the prevalence rises to about 8000 (8%) per 100 000

  • A Brief Note On Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ( Dnp )

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    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DNP), also know as Neuropathy nerve damage. “Diabetes can impair blood flow to your feet and cause nerve damage” (Castro 180). High blood sugar can injure nerve fibers throughout your body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in legs and feet. “ Enigmatically, recent reports have described that long-term tight glycemic control may be major risk factor for the development of diabetic neuropathy” (Zhang, et al. 1). Diabetic neuropathy can also affects the

  • What Do If Someone You Love Has Neuropathy

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    What to Do If Someone You Love Has Neuropathy If someone you love has neuropathy and suffers from chronic, often debilitating pain, you probably know all too well how seriously it can wear a person down — physically, emotionally, spiritually — and affect their overall quality of life. Sometimes though, it’s hard to know exactly what to do for someone who is chronically ill, especially when you are also feeling the effects of your loved ones illness. While you can’t solve all of their problems, you

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

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    Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy The peripheral nervous system serves the areas in the extremities of the body. The nerves within that system provide a number of functions, depending upon which one is being affected. Typically, nerves can be classified as sensory (receiving sensation), motor (controlling muscle movement) and autonomic (regulating functions such as heart rate and blood pressure). One of the issues that may occur with those nerves is peripheral neuropathy. A number of symptoms of

  • Essay On Peripheral Neuropathies

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    peripheral neuropathies (14). On current 1.5T scanners (GE machine), 2D (dimensional) imaging can be performed with near-similar resolution as on 3T scanners; however, 3D imaging is often limited, especially if smaller voxels are used or fat suppression is applied. On the other hand, if there is metal in the field-of-view, in order to mitigate susceptibility artifacts and for superior nerve visualization, 1.5T imaging is often favored. 2D pulse sequences include high resolution (base resolution 256

  • Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

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    This is a brief review of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) otherwise known as Harding disease. LHONs is a degenerative eye disease that causes vision loss in the teen years of those afflicted. As most optic neuropathies LHONs is heterogeneous genetic and a minimum prevalence of 1 in 10000. However, differing from many similar hereditary optic neuropathies LHONS is a maternally inherited mutation and has never been observed to be paternally inherited. Meaning that the gene responsible is

  • The Common Long Term Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus

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    One of the most common long-term complications of diabetes mellitus is painful neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is estimated to affect about 60-70% of all diabetes patients and can lead to foot ulcers, amputations, and decreased quality of life. The most common form is chronic peripheral neuropathy which results in pain and numbness in the extremities, usually described as a burning, tingling, or steady aching pain.1 Patients may also feel increased sensitivity to pain or experience paresthesia, a

  • Peripheral Neuropathy Essay

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    Peripheral neuropathy involves damage to the peripheral nervous system which serves as a major communication network for the brain, the spinal cord other parts of the body. Peripheral nerves are responsible for sending sensory information such as “cold feet” back to the brain. It is also responsible for sending signals from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles to elicit movement. There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy and each is classified based on the type of damage on the