Looking Beyond the Obvious Effects of
Neuropathy in Fort Wayne IN
Because diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common types of neuropathy, let’s start with this one to determine how neuropathy affects you physically.1
Let’s face it, if you or somebody you know has neuropathy in Fort Wayne, then you likely know first-hand, of how neuropathy has many possible devastating effects. One of the most common of these is related to the lower body and legs. As the nerves in the legs become deprived of nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood, they are damaged. When this happens, it’s difficult for diabetic patients to feel stable when walking or standing, in many cases, leading to increased falls. Studies have shown that in 2000, the United States alone spent $19 billion on the direct medical costs associated with falls and injuries, $8.7 billion of which was related to hip fractures.2
Listen, any time the brain loses the ability to properly sense where the body is in relation to its surroundings, there’s a problem. With neuropathy patients, particularly with diabetic neuropathy, they could fracture a hip… which can be the last straw that eventually leads to premature death. Unfortunately, many people never recover from a fractured hip. They may become bedridden, have a lot of pain, be put on a lot more medications, and consequently experience many issues arising with their health. They may even suffer from an infection that causes sepsis – infection in the bloodstream – and then pass away.3 See how our team at New Life Chiropractic can help overcome your neuropathy symptoms.
Other Symptoms Found in Neuropathies in Fort Wayne IN
The autonomic nervous system is the portion of the peripheral nervous system that is responsible for organ function. These nerves are sometimes referred to as Healing Nerves, because they control and regulate how fast or slow the body’s organs are working. For this reason, autonomic neuropathies may sometimes lead to any of the following symptoms:
- Dizziness and fainting
- Excess sweating
- Urinary problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Eye problems
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Inability to handle hot or cold temperatures in the environment
- Inability to control blood pressure
- Problems with swallowing
- Problems with dizziness4
Imagine how unpleasant life would get if you were faced with bouts of dizziness. You would begin to distrust yourself to go anywhere. Your social life would dwindle quickly with the appearance of this symptom of neuropathy.
Think of how unpleasant it would be if your body couldn’t regulate its internal temperature. At night sleeping in bed, you would be tossing and turning, throwing off the covers, then later piling on the blankets. It would certainly prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, let alone a spouse.
How uncomfortable would you feel in situations where your body started sweating for literally no reason at all? There is nothing scaring you and making you sweat. You aren’t necessarily fearing anything either, and yet you are perceived by others to be afraid, uncomfortable, or simply sick.
And imagine how not being able to swallow food could affect you. Your body weight would start to decrease – and this might be a good thing for some people, but you would continue losing the weight and would be unable to stop it. You could end up looking weak and frail and losing too much body mass, resembling a skeleton.
Swallowing ability also affects your ability to take your supplements and/or medications. Without this ability, your health condition would likely worsen.
How hard would it be if you were no longer able to be intimate with your spouse/significant other?
What if the nerves to the bladder and colon were so compromised and damaged that you started losing control to the extent that you would find dribbles and streaks in your underwear?
As you can see, neuropathy can seriously affect your life.
It’s not easy to foresee this when you first feel a deadening sense in your legs from diabetic neuropathy, but now you know the truth. The next step is, what are you going to do about your neuropathy? Do you wait until it worsens to the point where very little can be done, and your quality of life has fallen to a seriously low level?
Or do you do something right now – and give it your full commitment so you can get relief and then final resolution?
There are solutions for neuropathy in Fort Wayne.
At New Life Chiropractic, we take a very detailed neurological approach to both searching for the underlying cause as well as using our proven methods for helping our patients. If you or someone you care about is struggling with neuropathy, schedule a time right away to see how we can help.
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