Treating Numbness Tingling and Burning Caused by Neuropathy
My name is David Northcutt. I'm oneof the podiatrists here at Dallas Podiatry Works. Today I want to discuss diabetic peripheralneuropathy. There are several reasons for the development of peripheral neuropathy,but diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy simply meansnerve damage that is caused from having diabetes. This is not something that develops rapidly,but is a slowly worsening and progressive condition which happens over the period ofseveral years. The loss of sensation that occurs with nerve damage from diabetes makesthe patient more prone to developing open
sores or ulcers. Patients often do not know that they havea sore or wound, due to this lack of sensation. This can lead to significant complicationsincluding amputations. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy usually occurs in patients whodo not maintain their blood sugar well, however it can occur in anyone with diabetes. The symptoms of neuropathy include numbness,tingling, pain, burning in the feet which can progress up to the legs, there's oftenloss of muscle tone, loss of balance, and changes to foot structure. To determine whetheryou have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a
history and physical will be performed. Simple,in office, noninvasive testing helps to diagnose the problem. Neurologic tests sometimes areordered. Sometimes a biopsy of the peripheral nerves in the skin may also be performed.Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy begins with good control of your blood sugar.There are oral medications as well as topical medications that may reduce your symptoms.Prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy includes maintaining good blood sugar levels. If you have any symptoms of numbness, burning,tingling in your feet or legs, please give us a call at Dallas Podiatry Works. We willwork to get the correct diagnosis to help
relieve your symptoms.
Lyrica pregabalin Side Effects and Dosing
Hello and welcome to quot;TutorialScriptquot;, presentedby Drugs . Today in the second of three presentations,we continue reviewing Lyrica, and information about it's dosing and side effects. Effective doses for Lyrica will vary for eachpatient. Lyrica comes in a capsule and is taken bymouth. It is FDAapproved for use in adults, butnot children. Lyrica is usually taken in 2 or 3 doses perday. It may be taken with or without food.
Higher doses may result in greater side effects,so Lyrica treatment is often started at a lower dose, and slowly increased over a week. Common side effects reported with Lyrica include: dizziness and drowsinessblurred vision weight gain or swellingand dry mouth Serious, but uncommon or rare side effectsmay include: allergic reactionsangioedema thoughts of suicideand swelling in the hands, legs, and feet
that may be worsened if certain diabetes drugsare taken in combination with Lyrica. Angioedema is a swelling of the face, mouthand neck that may interfere with breathing. If this should occur, patients should stoptaking Lyrica immediately and seek emergency help. Thank you for joining us at Drugs fora brief review of Lyrica. Please refer to our patient and professional information,drug interaction checker, and additional tools on Drugs . Patients with a concern about the use of Lyricashould consult with their health care provider.
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