Sufferers of diabetic peripheral neurophathy may find relief with alpha-lipoic acid

Researchers from the University of Athens found certain doses of alpha-lipoic acid, along with a few other ingredients, helped patients get relief from the discomfort of painful diabetic neuropathy in only 40 days. An article titled “Effect of α-lipoic acid on symptoms and quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy,” produced the following […]

Study finds patients may be taking pregabalin at lower levels than possible to reduce neuropathic pain.

Doctors often prescribe pregabalin, also sold as Lyrica, to help their patients with diabetic neuropathy, to get relief from pain. A team of researchers found, “Higher doses of pregabalin have been shown to be more effective in improving pain outcomes but, in practice, failing to appropriately increase the dose can leave patients under-treated.” One source […]

What can be done for elderly patients with peripheral neuropathy to prevent serious injury from falls?

Elderly people with type-2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) may be more prone to suffer severe injuries due to tripping and falling. A startling statistic reveals an older adults are admitted to hospitals every 13 seconds, on average, due to falls, while one death results from a fall every 20 minutes. A recent […]