What is it? What can be done for relief?
The term metabolic neuropathy refers to nerve disorders associated with systemic diseases of metabolic origin.
Metabolic: relating to or deriving from the metabolism of a living organism. Coming from the Greek: μεταβολή metabolē, “change”. It is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms.
The term “metabolic” is often used to refer specifically to the breakdown of food and its transformation into energy.
These metabolic diseases include diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, uremia, hypothyroidism, hepatic failure, polycythemia, amyloidosis, acromegaly, porphyria, disorders of lipid/glycolipid metabolism, nutritional/vitamin deficiencies, and mitochondrial disorders, among others.
The common factor of these diseases is damage to the nerves by alteration of the structure or function of the myelin sheath and axons due to metabolic pathway dysregulation.
Dystregulation is defined as: impairment of a physiological regulatory mechanism (as that governing metabolism, immune response, or organ function)
Diabetes is the most common cause of metabolic neuropathy, followed by uremia.
Some of these disorders also affect muscles due to the fact that the conditions damage motor nerves which send incorrect signals to the muscles.
For information about nerve damage read Neuropathy
Treatment for Neuropathy
There are many medications, and other remedies that can bring you relief, you can read about them in this article Neuropathy Treatment
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None of the various neuropathy treatments will build healthy nerves. You can cover up the symptoms and you can increase circulation and you can make a person feel less pain, etc., but if you build healthy nerves, there will not be any symptoms (healthy nerves don’t hurt, tingle, burn, are not numb, etc.) and the relief will be lasting.
Building Healthy Nerves*
Healthy sensory nerves mean that they are not painful. Healthy nerves mean that they communicate and don’t send wrong signals such as burning, hot and cold, tingling when there is no reason for it. Healthy motor nerves mean that they relay messages from the brain to the muscle so that they move correctly. Nerves need to be healthy to function properly.
The body needs specific nutrients (vitamins) to be able to build healthy nerves.
It may not give immediate relief (although many do feel changes in the first week) as the vitamins are working at a cellular level, but it does address the actual problem, builds healthy nerves and brings lasting relief.
(For temporary relief while building healthy nerves, go to Pain Relief Formula)
What can be done for lasting relief?
Find out how to Build Healthy Nerves
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