Lifestyle Medical Center
Integrated Medical Center located in Tulsa, OK
Neuropathy causes pain, weakness, and numbness, and when left unmanaged, it can lead to complications, including foot ulcers and an increased risk of severe slip-and-fall accidents. At Lifestyle Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the team of integrated health care providers offers expert, patient-focused treatments to relieve your symptoms and enhance your overall health and well-being. Call Lifestyle Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.
Neuropathy Q & A
What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is the clinical term for nerve damage. It’s a common condition that affects more than 20 million Americans.
It’s often a complication of diabetes, although the condition can also develop without an obvious cause. Other causes of neuropathy include:
- Kidney failure
- Celiac disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Neuropathy is a chronic condition, and while there’s no cure, the team at Lifestyle Medical Center can help you manage your disease and slow its progress.
What are the signs of neuropathy?
Neuropathy can affect the peripheral nerves that control your ability to move and feel sensations as well as your autonomous body functions like digestion.
Some of the common signs of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Numbness, weakness, and reduced sensation in your feet, hands, legs, and arms
- Tingling or burning feelings
- Muscle cramping and weakness
- Loss of reflexes and fine motor coordination
The signs of autonomic neuropathy include:
- Slow digestion
- Nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite
- Increased sweating and problems regulating body temperature
- Erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness
- Eye problems, including trouble adjusting from light to dark
Make an appointment for assessment immediately if you notice any of these symptoms.
How is neuropathy diagnosed?
The team of integrative health specialists at Lifestyle Medical Center diagnoses neuropathy with a detailed physical exam. Your doctor reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. During your exam, your doctor checks your sensitivity to touch and temperature, as well as your heart rate, blood pressure, reflexes, and muscle tone.
How is neuropathy treated?
While there’s no cure of diabetic neuropathy, you can reduce your symptoms and slow the progression of the disease with attentive medical care and innovative, integrative health therapies.
The team at Lifestyle Medical Centers offers customizable treatments, such as regenerative medicine and rehabilitative therapy, to reduce your discomfort and improve your balance and reflexes. Staying physically active helps keep your muscles healthy and flexible. If your neuropathy is diabetes-related, your doctor can help you manage your diabetes, which helps slow the progress of the disease.
Call Lifestyle Medical Center or make an appointment online today for personalized treatment for neuropathy.