Fluoroquinolones and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, this is an often devastatingconditionwhich people develop pain and numbnesstheir hands and feet. Basicallythey're told on the evening news that they should be taking this or that mediion sothat they can get through life. That's treating the smoke and ignoring thefire. Those medicines that you're seeing advertised don't treat the neuropathy, they only treatthe symptoms. But what's causing peripheral neuropathy? Well we know thatAmerica,one of the biggest causes of peripheral neuropathy is being diabetic, which is clearly relatedto the foods that you eat by and large. Becoming a type 2 diabetic amatically increases yourrisk for having peripheral neuropathy and
fact being devastated by it. This is adisease that effects 115 Americans. Let's take a look. So again this is 115 Americansâ€”thisis 20 million Americans afflicted by this disease, that aside from diabetes, we're toldthe cause is unknown. Well maybe that's not exactly true. Last month,the journal Neurology,an incredible study was published describing a relationship between what are called fluoroquinolones,and the risk of developing a peripheral neuropathy. You may not know what fluoroquinolones are,but chances are you may have actually been exposed to fluoroquinolone. These are antibioticsused for treating things like upper respiratory
infections and even urinary tract infections.Things like Levaquin and Cipro are commonly usedwalks. If you have a urinarytract infection, you may have received these mediations. Well, here's what the study showedus: So this is a study publishedSeptember2014 that looked at men between age 45 to 80 years of age followed for a 10 year periodandthis group there were over 6,000 cases of peripheral neuropathy. And they comparedthese individuals to about 25,000 aged match controls, and what they found was that riskfor developing this devastating condition called peripheral neuropathy was doubled inthose individuals exposed to this class of
antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. And whatthe researchers also told us is that, and I quote, quot;Fluoroquinolones have been shownto neurotoxic. Oral fluoroquinolones have also been associated with reported cases ofpsychosis and seizures, which similar to peripheral neuropathy have been shown to be acute eventsoccurring within days of fluoroquinolone use. In light of strong evidence of unnecessaryprescribing of oral fluoroquinolonesthe United States, ians must weigh the riskof PN against the benefits of prescribing FQ when prescribing these ugs to their patients.quot; We've got to practice medicine under the dictumof quot;above all do no harm.quot; One of our most
well respected peer journals is nowtelling us that the use of these mediionsâ€”these fluoroquinolone antibiotics is associatedwith doubling of the risk of peripheral neuropathy. A disease which often is not treatable. Sokeep thatmind the next time you think you need an antibiotic for this or that problem,discuss this study with your treating physician. I'm David Perlmutter.
How to Cure Digestive Disorders Naturally by Daniel Farkas Troy Michigan Chiropractor
Hello this is Daniel Farkas and I'm here to talk to you today about digestive problems and natural remedies. The digestion system itself beginsthe mouth and it ends upon excretion of liquid and solid waste aseverybody knows. Everything that happensbetween is avery intrie process that is completely regulated by thenervous system
which consists of the brain the spinalcord at the nerves that leave the spine to go into the entire digestive systemfrom the mouth, to the esophagus, to the stomach, to the small intestine, to the large intestine, and all the way out the back door. If youhave a malfunction with any portion our part of that systemthe first thing that you should do is have your nervoussystem first evaluated. If you have back pain muscle spasmsor a history of spinal problems this will most likely point to the rootcause your digestive troubles
thank you for listening. To your health!.
Pathology Of Neuropathy On The Human Body
Thank you for watching our tutorial. As you cansee from the picture; you can see a nerve becoming sick. This is called Neuropathy orthe pathology or disease of the nerve. This is a prime example of where Diabetic Neuropathycould affect the nerves typically of the feet. Exactly what happens is long term exposureto white refined sugar and food additivesthe blood cause an irritiation to the wallof the artery. This causes a thickening of the arterial wall and when healthy normalcholesterol interacts with oils that are added to virtually every packaged food they producea plaque and a sludge that further coats arterial walls further narrowing the wall that bloodhas to pass through. When the nerve does not
get the blood that it needs it withers away.As the nerve withers away it gives off the sensation depending on what type of nervefiber it is. Different types of nerves give off different sensations. BURNING, COLD, POKING,VIBRATING, BUZZING AND NUMBNESS are all signs that the nerves are withiering away and dying.There are many ways to go about dealing with this condition as it is progressive. Naturalways are best. Always look for the natural solution as opposed to a toxic solution.