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Reduce the Risk of Developing Peripheral Neuropathy

Written on 10/19/2018

This summer, Colorado State University football coach Mike Bobo took to Twitter to announce that he was undergoing treatment for peripheral neuropathy after experiencing numbness in his feet. Bobo is one of 20 million Americans living with the pain of peripheral neuropathy in the United States.

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves located in the extremities. Nerve damage can lead to delayed wound healing, which leaves individuals living with peripheral neuropathy at risk of infections.

Common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness, tingling, pain and weakness in affected areas. Some causes of the condition include trauma, viral infections, genetics, alcoholism and exposure to chemicals or toxins. Other causes of the condition include kidney disease and diabetes.

How to Lower the Risk of Developing Peripheral Neuropathy

Take Care of Underlying Health Conditions. One way to reduce the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy is to keep the medical conditions that contribute to the development of the conditions in check. These conditions include alcoholism, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease and diabetes.

Eat Healthy Foods to Support Nerves. A nerve-friendly diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Including foods rich in vitamin B-12 such as fish, eggs, low-fat dairy foods and fortified grains or cereals can also help to support your nerves.

Get Moving. Work out at least three times a week for 30 minutes to one hour. Exercise helps to bring much-needed blood and oxygen to your nerves and keeps your circulation moving to support your tissues.

Lifestyle Changes. One way to lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease is to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

Feel Something, Say Something. If you notice the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, call your doctor. Early intervention can help prevent the condition from getting worse and from causing you serious health problems.

How Can Fat Stem Cell Therapy Help?

Fat stem cell therapy from the Innovations Stem Cell Center is an ideal treatment for individuals living with the uncomfortable effects of peripheral neuropathy. Fat stem cell therapy works because it can heal damaged nerve tissue, which can reduce the side effects caused by the condition. This means healthy tissues and a lowered risk of complications.

The Innovations Stem Cell Center is ready to treat you for peripheral neuropathy pain and discomfort. Call 214-256-1462 now to schedule your consultation.