How to treat neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that can be quite challenging to deal with but dealing with it has become relatively easier these days. It’s one of those things that you cannot just pray away, so if ever diagnosed with the condition, it would do you good to tackle it head-on.
Here are some steps you could take:
Cardiovascular exercises such as running, swimming, and cycling have been shown to improve circulation in the body. By doing this, oxygen and nutrients will circulate effectively throughout your body- which includes through damaged nerve endings- thus reducing pain from neuropathy.
It important however not push yourself too hard while working out- less everything else pains! Do try low impact exercise like yoga once in awhile.
Comfortable shoes should always be worn. If possible avoid heels unless they come padded or well-cushioned /alternatively opt for flat sandals or running shoes/ which help reduce pain by distributing weight evenly across pressure points on the feet instead of concentrating them at certain areas e.g heel area.
Using essential oils could also provide some relief especially when combined with foam rollers for massaging sore joints and limbs though we warn against immediately reaching for essentials oil should symptoms persist without consulting your doctor first.
Some good options include:
– Peppermint Oil – relieves pain & reduces inflammation naturally.
-Lavender Oil – helps promote relaxation & calmness within the nervous system, leading towards better sleep,
-Eucalyptus Oil – For most people (works best when used regularly), provides calming sensations, stimulating blood flow thereby clearing blockages around an inflamed nerve root allowing tension release bringing about much-needed relief)
This form of therapy involves inserting thin needles into specific points underneath your skin along neural meridians throughout our bodies assist with lessening the symptoms of neuropathy especially if they are causing muscle tension or spasms. This method usually improves blood flow to affected points and release endorphins, leading to a soothing and calming effect on the nerves.
It is always better to visit your doctor who can either prescribe medication or refer you to a specialist that deals with nerve pain directly as it could have severe implications meaning self-medicating should be avoided at all costs! /Leave this for Elders watching their soap operas/
If professional help has been sought out these medications may include:
– Gabapentin – Blocks signals from the brain preventing receptor/nerve overstimulation .this slowing down impulses throughout one’s central nervous system.
– Duloxetine – antidepressant helps amplify Serotonin & Norepinephrine hormone levels within our bodies reducing how much we experience physical sensations such as pain signals,
– Pregabalin – just like Gabapentin blocks excessive signaling messages sent through damaged nerves relieve related pains.
Certain lifestyle changes could also improve quality of life drastically in which might lead to less recurrence of painful bouts:
Diet Rich In Antioxidants
Opting for foods rich in Vit E, (which serves an antioxidant function) e.g Brazil nuts, Almonds etc would keep elderly persons susceptible effective against free radical damage enhance nerve health.
Additionally, B vitamins enhances communication between spinal cord transmissions speed up metabolic reactions affecting neurotransmitters by providing timely releases when needed.
It is best to obtain the necessary vitamins via food sources including: fish chicken eggs flaxseeds unwashed raw green vegetables legumes whole grain cereals like brown rice quinoa etc., but in cases where this cannot be achieved vitamin supplements prescribed by doctors can prove helpful.
Reducing alcohol intake
Reducing consumption level gradually until there’s no need for them anymore can alleviate stress caused thereby making It easier to manage symptoms of neuropathy.
Doing yourself a favour now on this topic! /You’re welcome./
To wrap up, treating neuropathy is not a one-size-fits-all process and could take some time so while undergoing the above recommended steps and seeking medical professional help remember to cut your self some slack when attempting life-altering changes just because there’s no immediate marked difference doesn’t mean progress isn’t being made but in due time desired outcomes should be achieved.