3 Ways To Minimize Neuropathy Symptoms

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The lack of feeling and sense of tingling in the hands and feet that is a result of nerve damage from diabetes is called peripheral neuropathy. The damage to the nerves is caused by excess sugar in the blood, so eating a proper diet can help lower blood sugar levels. Always follow a healthy diet and take the appropriate medications to help you manage your diabetes effectively and help decrease neuropathy symptoms.

Here are 3 tips for minimizing diabetic neuropathy:

1)    Consume a proper diet—Eating the right foods is essential for treating and preventing any further nerve damage. Foods that are rich in B vitamins will help nerves communicate with each other, and eating a lot of fruits and vegetables is a good way to ensure that you are getting enough of these nutrients. Other healthy alternatives include eggs, fish, low fat meats, whole grains, and low fat dairy products.

2)    Get adequate vitamins and minerals—Antioxidants like vitamin C and E can help to slow down the aging process and help damaged nerves heal. Minerals like magnesium and copper can be added through supplements to also help the nerves with the formation of neurotransmitters.

3)    Limit consumption of alcohol—Alcohol intake can damage nerves and should be greatly reduced since it can exacerbate neuropathy symptoms.

Following these tips will help keep your healthy nerves in better condition and help slow or prevent additional peripheral nerve damage.

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