Fluoroquinolones and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, this is an often devastatingcondition in which people develop pain and numbness in their hands and feet. Basicallythey're told on the evening news that they should be taking this or that medication 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 that in America,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 dramatically increases yourrisk for having peripheral neuropathy and
in fact being devastated by it. This is adisease that effects 1 in 15 Americans. Let's take a look. So again this is 1 in 15 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, in 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 used in walk in s. If you have a urinarytract infection, you may have received these mediations. Well, here's what the study showedus: So this is a study published in September2014 that looked at men between age 45 to 80 years of age followed for a 10 year periodand in this 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 fluoroquinolones in the United States, ians must weigh the riskof PN against the benefits of prescribing FQ when prescribing these drugs 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 review journals is nowtelling us that the use of these medicationsâ€”these fluoroquinolone antibiotics is associatedwith doubling of the risk of peripheral neuropathy. A disease which often is not treatable. Sokeep that in mind 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.
Sheila OShaughnessy Peripheral Neuropathy Relief
My name is Sheila O'shaughnessy and I've been coming to see greenand staff for six months. I saw him on Facebook awesome people liked him so I um made an appointment came I came because I new I was suffering from peripheralneuropathy and I had burning and tingling in my hands and feet and
heating and burning went up to my elbows and my knees and I knew I had to do something about it and I knew if I didn't take care of it this issue that I would be very I would be immobilized as I got older I also came because I have avery foggy brain lo and behold
up to six months I do not have theburning and tingling up to my knees and elbows t's now only in my feet and hands I found out I was allergic to gluten I found out I was allergic to lots of foods different foods.I changed my diet I change the way I think about how I need to improve my health I'm off
all medications except for the supplements that Green has been giving me and I am more than thrilled about the way I feel today and peoplehave noticed the chang in me. I look forward to continuing on this journey with you and I look forward to continuing thisjourney with green and his staff until I feel like I am completely cured of all my ailments wonderful great
Are Candida And Multiple Sclerosis Linked
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.The question I get asked every now and then is quot;Eric is there a link between multiplesclerosis and Candida? Is it linked?quot; And this is a question posed to me by Mr. MachalaRatko from New York City. Machala, your question is quot;Is MS linked with Candida?quot;MS is an autoimmune disease. And it's interesting; I have a lot of MS patients here in New Zealand.It seems to be the colder parts of the world, the colder latitudes down under here in NewZealand and at the top, Scotland and certain parts of Canada, but Scotland, in particular,has high incidents of MS. The jury is really
out on the cause of multiple sclerosis.But what we do know is it's an autoimmune disease that involves the body attacking themyelin sheath. Parts of the nervous, in fact, the insulation coating of the nervous systemstarts cracking up and gets attacked by the immune response. And this can create shortcircuiting.Commonly I see in MS patients, they'll get burning in the feet or what we call peripheralneuropathy kind of symptoms. They can get visual disturbances and dizziness. Many differentthings can happen when you get a short circuit of the nervous system.There are different kinds of MS. We have got the relapsing remitting kind. We've got asteadily progressing kind. I've written many
articles on MS over the years. It's a conditionthat I know well, and I follow a few protocols by a few different people. Roy Swank,in fact, wrote a very good book on it. And Joyce Jelinek wrote a very good book onovercoming MS. It's a book I recommend all MS patients read. You can see my two MS articlesat EricBakker . They're very popular articles. Is there a link? There are two independentstudies. One done in 2010 in a university in Madrid, Spain and another onedone in 2012 in Switzerland. Both of these are separate studies and they found the linkbetween multiple sclerosis and Candida. In fact, Candida is linked with many differentkinds of autoimmune diseases. Psoriasis is
an autoimmune disease. It's estimated thatup to 90 percent of psoriasis patients have got a yeast infection.In my professional experience, most all rheumatoid arthritis patients, ulcerative colitis patients,Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients, Graves' disease patients, many of these autoimmunepresentations have got a yeast infection and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Couldthis be the cause? The jury is out. But what we do know is when we clean up the digestivesystem and eradicate Candida in a lot of these patients, they improve to a remarkable degree.In my opinion, there is a link between autoimmune diseases in general and Candida, but we can'tsay that Candida causes autoimmune disease.
We can say there is an association or a relationshipthere between them. That is some information that I want you to bear in mind, Mr. Ratkofrom New York City. There is a link between them. If you have got an autoimmune disease,you would be well advised to do some comprehensive stool testing. Get your gut in order and thenwatch what happens to the autoimmune disease. It should give you quite a good result.I hope that answers your question. Thank you.