Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Symptoms Relieved Davis
We've been managing you here for peripheralneuropathy in lower legs and feet. When you first presented to the office you indicatedthat the pain was very bad, very numb, very tingling. How are you doing today, and howare you responding to the neuropathy program here in our office? Oh gosh, it's much better.I feel that I can walk, before I couldn't get out of bed in the morning I had to holdon to something and I just get up and walk, I can still the numbness on the bottom ofmy foot, but and then walking in this door I don't get as tired as I did before. I usuallyhave to go home and change shoes. I get home and I can keep the shoes on for quite a while.I haven't yet started walking on the street,
but I will. So far so good right? Yea, whata difference. Well congratulations on your results thus far I'm very happy with yourprogress. Thank you.
Diabetic Eye Disease Rx Delivers Results
Patients with diabetes face the possibilityof many complications, including eye problems. But one drug approved to treat a severe diabeticeye disease may soon be able to help with another.I'm Shelby Cullinan with your latesthealth news. A new study found that the drug ranibizumab,brand name Lucentis, may be highly effective in treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy(PDR). Lucentis was already approved in 2012 for the treatment of diabetic macular edema(DME), another diabetic eye disease. PDR is the most advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy.If left untreated, PDR can lead to blindness. For the study, patients were randomly assignedto either undergo laser therapy or treatment
with Lucentis for two years. After two years,the study team found that vision in the Lucentis group improved by about half a line on aneye chart on average. By comparison, virtually no improvement was found in the laser group.Speak to your about new treatment options for your condition.