Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Pain in the Feet
Let me start with I'm a diabetic. I developedneuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but it's over a period of time.It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walkingon glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because he's just a great physician. I wouldn't think twice, I'd recommendhim to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can't say enough about Bullard. He'sjust a great physician and I don't know if there's anything he couldn't do hecould probably move mountains if he wanted to!Glen, probably one of the biggest questions
people are asking you is what'd we do, what'shappened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tinglingand the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here,which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose aroundit. What we did is we went in and loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to beginto function and work like it's supposed to.Now, the sensation is coming back, it's something that's going to take time butI can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. There's no other physician
that I would recommend.Glen, in the next couple weeks, what we're going to do is make sure that the swellingis improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, becauseI know it's kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear andthings like that are where they're supposed to be, fitting you well, protecting your feetand stuff. Ok? Very good. Thank you, I appreciate it, havea good weekend! You do the same. Alright, see ya.
Reducing Neuropathy Discomfort with Alpha Lipoic Acid
Hi, this is Silvester and I'm goingto talk to you about another one of the supplements that we use in our patients who have diabeticneuropathy and that's called alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid has been used for20 years, treating a lot of different conditions: HIV, sciatica, cancer, liver problems, hepatitis,strokes, vascular disease, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. Also, it'sbeen used in patients who have Alzheimer's, to try to help them somewhat. It's not completelyeffective in any of those things it's a supplement and used as an adjunctive treatmentfor all of those things. It also plays an important role in nerve metabolism, becausewhat alpha lipoic acid does, is it works in
a thing called the Krebs Cycle in your cell.What the Krebs Cycle is is it's the cycle that generates most of the energy that a cellneeds. If you think of it like a gas tank in a car,alpha lipoid acid supports putting fuel in that gas tank. The energy requirements incells varies a lot on the type of the cell. Your skin cells don't require very muchenergy, muscle cells require some, tendons require very little because they just sitthere, but nerve cells are always using energy. They're the most nerve sensitive cell inyour body. By taking alpha lipoid acid and supporting that fuel tank, you can actuallyincrease your nerve's ability to function
normally and to heal. The other thing thatalpha lipoid acid does is after you take enough that your Krebs Cycle is full, it then becomesan antioxidant. If you do some research on oxidative stress, we think that plays a significantrole in a lot of different disease processes including neuropathy. Alpha lipoic acid isa supplement that we use quite frequently in our patients with diabetic neuropathy,and what we tell them is that they've got to be a little bit careful, because alphalipoic acid can lower your blood sugar. It's a benefit if you have a little trouble withyour blood sugar, it's probably not a benefit if you're under good control. Also, it cancause a little problem with your thyroid.
Levothyroxine can go down and also you probablyshouldn't take it if you're having chemotherapy or radiation therapy because it helps cellsheal, and the treatment you're undergoing to try to get rid of those problems, the reasonyou're going to go on chemotherapy or radiation therapy is to kill cells, and so you probablydon't want to take alpha lipoic acid if you're getting those.Alpha lipoic acid has been shown to be pretty effective in helping patients with neuropathy.Thanks for listening!.
600 mg Alpha Lipoic Acid
600 mg Alpha Lipoic AcidAlpha Lipoic acid is a coenzyme that's important for the metabolism of glucose in cells toproduce energy. It helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.It's also a powerful antioxidant that controls free radicals that damage the body.For those with diabetic neuropathy, and suffering from stabbing and burning pains, andnumbness, a dose of 600mg is optimum for reducing symptoms, according to a scientific study.To find capsules of this dosage, please go to HerbReview ala600.Or click the link below this tutorial.