Most Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy. In this article you’re going to learn what’s really behind neuropathy and why you can have much more control over it’s progression. You’ll also learn one important dietary step that will help your nerves get the nutrients they need.
Bottom line: Until you treat the causes of peripheral neuropathy, your nerve damage will become progressively worse.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 60%-70% of people with diabetes also suffer with some form of neuropathy,
but it’s also common in people diagnosed with
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Infections and HIV
In each disorder, medications are prescribed.
Have you seen the TV commercials?
Isn’t it amazing to hear the LONG and eye-opening list of side effects you could experience from using those medicines, including death?
Would it surprise you to learn that one of the causes of peripheral neuropathy IS medication side effects and also the toxic chemicals that gather in the peripheral nerves?
You may be one of the people who developed neuropathy as a result of drugs such as:
- heart or blood pressure
- HIV/AIDS and infection fighting drugs
If you have severe nerve damage from a compression injury, your doctor may advise surgery to address it.
In short, we must go to the causes of peripheral neuropathy and make adjustments.
But often times, if you have other health issues, doctors are likely to associate it as part of your condition or tell you that neuropathy comes with age!
Age Isn’t to Blame For Peripheral Neuropathy
Instead of looking at what causes peripheral neuropathy, in most cases traditional medical doctors attribute it to just one more problem that “comes with age” and they prescribe medications to address the painful symptoms.
Would you be surprised to learn your neuropathy IS NOT a “normal” part of aging but related to conditions you can change?
Aren’t you tired of feeling like you don’t have any control over what’s happening to your body?
We all know we can’t turn back the clock, so once the disabling impact of neuropathy strikes you feel as if your life is over.
Whether you have disorders such as: Diabetes, autoimmune disorders
I’m here to tell you that there’s hope and that neuropathy isn’t caused by age, but by 3 critical causes you CAN do something about.
First make sure you take quiz to learn what your symptoms are telling you.
In many cases, what causes peripheral neuropathy is a result of 3 critical underlying issues:
- Poisonous toxins trapped in your feet from medications and other toxic chemicals in your environment
- Diminished blood flow to peripheral nerves that create "oxygen deprivation"
- Nutritional deficiencies that cause nerve malnutrition and the inability to self-repair damaged nerves
Nutritional Deficiencies Causes Peripheral Neuropathy
Natural Treatment of Neuropathy: Optimize Nerve Health With Nutrition
One of worst deficiencies is the lack of vitamin B12. Deficiency can cause nerve damage and degeneration of your spinal cord.
Proper levels of vitamin B12 has been shown to support myelin sheathing of nerve cells and promote the regeneration of nerve cells.
B-Proactive: One simple thing you can do is to ensure you eat enough fish and poultry (highest in B12), and fortified cereals (like all bran) with 25% of the DV for vitamin B12.
The highest source of vitamin B12 can be found in a 3 oz. serving of clams at 1401% of the recommended daily value. My favorite way is to put my clams in spaghetti!
To find out simple things you can do to address the additional 2 causes, the link at the bottom of this post will take you there.
Traditional Medicine Misses Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Living in the United States, we’ve become accustomed to quick fixes in a bottle. We’re surrounded by ads, friends and colleagues all taking some form of medication.
So, when your doctor hands you a prescription to manage your neuropathy pain, you don’t even bat an eyelash.
I sure didn’t.
I just knew I had pain and I needed relief.
But what if the medications used as treatment of neuropathy “masks” further nerve damage?
While managing pain is important, don’t be lulled into a false sense that all is well, while the real causes go untreated. Your nerve damage will continue until the underlying causes are addressed.
It may be hard to hear, but you deserve to understand the truth while you still have the opportunity to make important decisions.
The earlier you address the causes of neuropathy, the faster you can stop its progression!
Remember: Treat the fire not the smoke, because nerves CAN be coached back to health!
Find out more about natural “peripheral neuropathy treatment” in this post.
To Your Good Health,
Dr. Randall C. Labrum
Clinician, Author, Researcher
Former Neuropathy Sufferer