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How Diet Affects Neuropathy

How Diet Affects Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a health disorder that occurs when our nerves fail to process information to our brain and spinal cord correctly. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nervous system, which controls the limbs and organs. The side effects of the condition are the loss of muscle control, generating pain and numbness to our feet and hands.

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Exercises for Peripheral Neuropathy

Exercises for Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition that affects the legs, feet and hands. Those afflicted with peripheral neuropathy, have symptoms that include numbness, sharp pain and tingling to the affected areas. Research has shown that exercise can slow and sometimes even stop the progression of peripheral neuropathy by improving blood circulation and strengthening the painful areas on the body.

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What is Peripheral Neuropathy and What Role Does Vitamin B1 Deficiency Play In It?

What is Peripheral Neuropathy and What Role Does Vitamin B1 Deficiency Play In It?

If you have burning, tingling, numbness or shooting pains in your feet, hands and/or legs you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. According to the Neuropathy Association, over 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes but there are other known causes of peripheral neuropathy primarily dealing with a deficiency in thiamine. Thiamine is a vitamin, also called vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 is found in many foods including yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat.

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