Diabetic Neuropathy (Diabetic Nerve Damage)

About- Diabetic neuropathy also called diabetic nerve damage is nerve damaging disorders (mostly affect legs and feet) associated with diabetes.

Symptoms-
Types of diabetic neuropathy
 
 Peripheral neuropathy- affects the feet and legs first, followed by the hands and arms.
Signs and symptoms
 Balance disorder and coordination problem
 Bone and joint pain
 Foot ulcers, infections
 Increased sensitivity to touch
 Muscle weakness
 Numbness
 Reflex Problem
 Sharp pains or cramps
 Tingling or burning sensation
 
 Autonomic neuropathy- occurs in the autonomic nervous system controls our heart, bladder, stomach, intestines, sex organs and eyes
Symptoms-
 Abdominal bloating
 Constipation
 Diarrhea
 Difficulties speaking
 Difficulty swallowing
 Dysesthesia or a distorted sense of touch
 Erectile dysfunction
 Face and eyelids Drooping
 Faster heart rate
 Gastroparesis
 Heartburn 
 Increased or decreased sweating
 Loss of appetite
 Low libido
 Muscle contractions and weakness
 Nausea and vomiting
 Orthostatic hypotension  
 Problems controlling body temperature
 Sexual dysfunction in men and women
 Unawareness of low blood sugar levels
 Urinary retention
 Urinary incontinence
 Urinary tract infections
 Vaginal dryness
 
Radiculoplexus neuropathy/ diabetic amyotrophy/ femoral neuropathy/ proximal neuropathy- - affects nerves in the thighs, hips, buttocks or legs
 
Symptoms

 Abdominal swelling
 Difficulty rising from a sitting position
 Severe hip and thigh pain
 Unexplained weight loss
 Weak thigh muscles
 
Mononeuropathy/focal neuropathy – Affects specific nerve in the face, middle of the body (torso) or leg and usually doesn't cause any long-term problems.

Symptoms-
 Bell's palsy
 Chest pain
 Abdominal pain
 Difficulty focusing
 Double vision
 Front of thigh pain
 Lower back pain
 Pain behind one eye
 Pelvis pain
 Shin or foot pain
 
Causes-
 Alcoholism
 Genetic factors
 Nerves and blood vessels damage
 Nerves Inflammation
 Smoking
 
Risk factors
 History of Diabetes
 Kidney disease
 Overweight
 Smoking
 Uncontrolled blood sugar
 
Specialists to visit
 Endocrinologist

 Diabetologist
 Neurologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.diabetes.co.uk

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