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You Can Do to Help Neuropathy
The first thing you need to
know about neuropathy is it is nerve damage. The the second thing you need to know is that B vitamins are needed by
the body to build healthy nerves.
In order to see a improvement in your neuropathy you need to
find out what will burn up B vitamins and thus slow
your progress. It a matter of math, if you are using things
that uses up the B vitamins, you need more of the B
vitamins to make progress.
Drinking a lot of coffee, tea and soft drinks
(including de-caffeinated coffee, tea and soft drinks)
cause the loss of both water and water-soluble B
vitamins from the body. Heavy smoking, sugar, sugar substitutes (except Stevia), additives in processed foods and soft drinks, drinking of alcohol, use of
antibiotics and birth control pills, as well as stress
can all burn up B vitamins.
Do not consume anything with MSG in it. MSG can cause nerve damage and can contribute to your condition. Here is an article that lists the various names that MSG is called and that you might find on a label. MSG names
There are many prescription
medications that have neuropathy listed as a side
that if you are taking one or more of the medications, it can
add to the amount of time
it will take for you to see results and your neuropathy helped.
Taking the right nutrients
will still build healthy nerves, it may just take longer,
or you might need to take more of the B vitamins you
take on a daily basis.
If you have any question about
your medications and the side effects associated with
neuropathy you can check at www.drugs.com
and www.rxlist.com. You can
also check the literature that comes with your
medication (this is actually what is listed on these
The side effects are usually not "neuropathy" but the symptoms of neuropathy such as paresthesia, numbness, tingling, burning, pins and needles or any symptom of unhealthy nerves. If you are taking a medication tha has these as a side effect, you should get with your medical doctor who can hopefully prescribe a different medication.
Fortunately neuropathy can be helped with the
correct nutritional support as B vitamins are
needed to build healthy nerves.
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