Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Nih

Peripheral Neuropathy Overview Full Information and Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a commoncondition occurring when injury or disease damagesyour peripheral nervous system originating from your brain and spinalcord peripheral nerves extends to your skinmuscle and tissues or peripheral nervous system relaysvital information between your body and the brain in theform of electrical impulses there are three types of peripheralnerves motor nerves regulate the movements loveyour body skeletal muscles

sensory nerves transmit sensations such as heat vibration touch and pain to the brain comic nerves regulate the activities upinternal organs and glands each nerve is made up of manyinterconnected cells called neurons that transmit impulses at lightning speed this constantexchange allows your brain to respond to vitalinput from your body

however damage to the nerves disruptsthis critical link resulting in peripheral neuropathy damage to a single nerve called MononaRobert B usually results from injury orrepetitive stress an example %uh Monona Robert E is carpaltunnel syndrome repeated impact to the nerve in yourwrist may cause tingling pain and weakness in your hand arm and shoulder

government have multiple nerves calledPaulina Robert the is far more common damaged typically begins in the nervesfarthest from the central nervous system and progresses symmetrically Paulina Robert the can be caused bydiabetes and other systemic diseases infections or exposure to toxic substances

one or all the three nerve types may be affectedand symptoms are specific to each damage to sensory nerves characteristic have diabetes can lead to numbness inyour hands and feet with diminished ability to detecttemperature insensitivity to pain or over sensitivity to pain Paulina Robert the may also cause damageto your motor nerves

which can result in muscle weakness twitching and pain common signs %uh nerve damage include intolerance to heat loss of bladder control gastrointestinal disturbances impairment a breathing

Bulletproof Radio QA 191

Dave: Hi, everyone. It�s Dave Asprey withBulletproof Radio. Today�s cool fact of the day is that it�s no secret I love fatbut there�s new research that says even high fat diets can be brain protective. Thetheory behind this research is that fat particularly mediumchain triglycerides gives the brainenough energy to trigger selfrepair, the idea that your brain cells like ketones especiallythe neurons, that it may give them the ability to repair themselves more. We don�t knowthis for sure. It�s just intriguing research but it�s cool. Today�s episode is oneof my favorite kinds and one of your favorite kinds too because it�s a Q and A episode.We get so many questions in online and I don�t

do these as often as I would like becauseI really like the opportunity to do them in person with someone else rather than overSkype. If you�re watching this live, you probablynoticed that I�m not in my normal studio. That�s because I�m here at Tampa at JJVirgins Mindshare event. She brings together about a hundred successful health influencers,people who are working to make everyone around us healthier. I�m honored to be here butit gave me an excuse to hang out with my buddy, Zak. Zak is going to run through a bunch ofyour questions that you�ve submitted on Facebook, on YouTube and on our blog postsjust at the very bottom of the blog. If it�s

a podcast blog, there�s a form that youcan use to submit questions. If you�re listening to this and you want to get one of your questionsanswered, submit it there and we track these things. Then, every time Zak and I sit downtogether, we go through and I�ll answer them for you to the best of my ability. Allright, Zak. Let�s do it, man. Zak: All right. Our first question comes fromBodjie. He says, �Hi, Dave. I�ve been using your products for the last six monthsnow. I just want to ask what is the difference between MCT oil, XCT oil and brain octane? Dave: This is a thinly veiled � This isactually a question from someone? This isn�t

like a marketing question? Zak: Actually, we got a bunch of the samequestions. People want to know. Dave: Good. MCTs are, if you look at thisfrom a marketing perspective, there�s four kinds of MCTs. The coconut oil companies willsay, �Oh, look. This is 62% MCT,� but they�re lying to you because the richestsocalled MCT that�s in coconut oil is called lauric acid. It�s the predominant fattyacid like that. In coconut oil, there�s just one problem. It doesn�t get processedby the liver like a mediumchain triglyceride. It gets processed like a longchain triglyceride.You can get away with selling lauric acid

as a mediumchain triglyceride even thoughit�s a lie. It�s not a mediumchain triglyceride. It doesn�t work that way. Now, lauric acid�sgood for you but it�s dirt cheap. It�s called eat coconut oil because half of coconutoil is lauric acid. I recommend eating coconut oil as a way to get that one MCT. There�s four kinds of MCTs that differentcompanies will try and sell us as real MCT just like coconut oil companies but you�renot getting the purest stuff that we�re using from metabolic activation. Now, that�splain MCT. There�s also problems with just normal commodity MCT that had to do with somethingcalled C17. I wrote about this in the Bulletproof

Diet book. C17 is an odd chain fat that�smade by less pure processes. If you�ve ever had severe disaster pants after using commodityMCT, there�s a reason for that. Some of it comes from cosmetic machines. Some of it�simported from China but most of it has the C17 which causes the gastro distress. It happens.You get much less of that from XCT oil. Now, XCT oil is the two shortest lengths.It�s not all four of the MCTs. It�s just two of them. It�s the C8 and the C10. XCToil which we usually call the upgraded MCT oil, that stuff is distilled an extra timemore than normal MCTs that you�d find on the market. It�s that extra step of distillationand filtering that gets rid of the C17 and

Katherine Gallagher MD

gt;gt; I think the most important part,especially when dealing with the patients, all vascular patients but in particular patientswith peripheral artery disease is kind of trying to get a comprehensive historyof when the problem began. I lot of times patients who come in andparticularly those who see me have had lots of things done sort of at others or by other physicians. So I think it's really important to kind ofgo over sort of the timeline of everything that has happened and try and getreally good records and information from the patient about the problem itself.

And then based on that information, we will thenkind of go over different treatment options, both the pros and the cons because everything,you know, has a risk benefittype thing, so we'll go over that with the patients sothat they can make a very clear decision about what they want and whatthey're willing to undergo. I always think it's important to look verycarefully at the place that you're going and at the training and the credentialsof the people that you're seeing because not everyone's eventhough everyone may do certain things or say that they do certain procedures, Ithink it's really important to find people

who really specialize in that area and see a lotof that particular problem and have experience and training that kind of backs that up. In particular for vascular surgery, we'retrained in both the interventional aspects, as well as the medical aspects,as well as the surgical aspects. So I feel it gives us a good breath inthe areas that we treat because we're able to offer minimally invasivetreatment if that's appropriate. Now that's not always appropriate. Sometimes patients are more appropriate and thedata would suggest that they would do better

with open procedures or moreof that type of option. So the fact that we can kind of offer bothoptions and just pick out what is best for the patient and also give the patientsome ability to make some decisions themselves if both options are viable, kind ofchoose which one they'd rather have. I think that's really important.

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