14 Jul Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy as a Result of Ischemia
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of diabetes that affects the nerves in the hands and feet. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. In some cases, DPN can lead to serious complications, such as foot ulcers and amputation.
One of the causes of DPN is ischemia, which is a lack of blood flow to the nerves. Ischemia can be caused by a number of factors, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, and smoking.
Ischemia and DPN
Ischemia can damage the nerves in a number of ways. First, it can cause a decrease in the oxygen supply to the nerves. This can lead to a build-up of waste products, which can damage the nerve cells. Second, ischemia can cause inflammation of the nerve sheath. This inflammation can also damage the nerve cells.
The effects of ischemia on the nerves can be widespread. In some cases, only a small area of the nerve is affected. In other cases, the entire nerve may be affected. The severity of the damage depends on the severity of the ischemia.
Symptoms of DPN
The symptoms of DPN vary depending on the severity of the damage to the nerves. Mild DPN may cause only mild numbness and tingling. More severe DPN can cause pain, weakness, and difficulty walking.
In some cases, DPN can lead to serious complications, such as foot ulcers and amputation. Foot ulcers are open sores on the feet that can become infected. If an infection is not treated, it can lead to amputation.
Diagnosis of DPN
The diagnosis of DPN is based on a physical examination and a medical history. The doctor will check for symptoms of DPN, such as numbness, tingling, and pain. The doctor may also order tests, such as an electromyography (EMG) or nerve conduction study (NCS). These tests measure the electrical activity of the nerves and can help to confirm the diagnosis of DPN.
What is Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol for DPN?
Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol is a comprehensive treatment program designed to address the underlying causes of neuropathy and manage its symptoms. It was developed by Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, a chiropractor with over 15 years of experience in treating patients with neuropathy.
Dr. Alfonso‘s Neuropathy Treatment Protocol utilizes 7 specialized treatments designed to improve the supply of oxygen, eliminate waste, and improve nutrition to damaged nerves. Increased circulation to the damaged peripheral nerves combined with treatments to stimulate peripheral nerve cell regeneration, and repair.
Improves and increases oxygen and nutrition through the increase of circulation to the damaged nerves.
Repairs peripheral fibers by stimulating regeneration of new nerve cells.
Removes and eliminates mechanical peripheral nerve entrapments and compressions in the spine and extremities
Prevention of DPN
The best way to prevent DPN is to control your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that will help you to keep your blood sugar levels under control.
Other ways to prevent DPN include:
- Quitting smoking.
- Eating a healthy diet.
- Exercising regularly.
- Controlling your blood pressure.
- Managing your cholesterol levels.
For more info on the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol please visit our treatment page of our website or call our office.
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