Cancer Patients Experiencing Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe sick or injured nerves. The peripheral nerves are the ones located outside your brain and spinal cord. In people with cancer, radiation treatments, chemotherapy, or the cancer can be the cause of nerve damage. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend on the type of nerve(s) affected and where [...]

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Cholesterol Medications and Peripheral Neuropathy

Lipitor... Zocor... Crestor... .   These drugs belong to a group of medications called statins and while they’re very effective in lowering your cholesterol levels, they have a serious side effect. Patients taking statins are 14 times more likely to develop peripheral neuropathy than people not taking statins. If you’re taking statins and you have [...]

By |2012-08-28T15:28:06-05:00August 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is damage to nerves in the body that occurs due to high blood sugar levels from diabetes. Nerve injuries are caused by decreased blood flow and high blood sugar levels. They are more likely to develop if blood sugar levels are not well controlled. About half of people with diabetes will develop nerve [...]

By |2012-08-28T12:46:38-05:00August 28th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments