Diabetic Neuropathy And Its Symptoms


 Diabetic neuropathy is a common and serious condition, which is a complication of diabetes. It is a type of nerve damage that is caused by high levels of blood sugar. As per the expert healthcare providers in many affordable health clinics, diabetic neuropathy can develop slowly, sometimes over the course of many decades. If you suffer from diabetes and notice, pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in your extremities, you should seek medical advice. These are some of the early symptoms of neuropathy and it can prove dangerous when you are unable to feel pain and an ulcer develops on your foot. 

Neuropathy in your feet and hands is called peripheral neuropathy and when you suffer from peripheral neuropathy for a long time, you will be vulnerable to infections and injuries. In some cases, infection and poor healing due to diabetes may lead to amputation. The type of diabetic neuropathy can change depending on the area where it affects. If you suffer from diabetes, it is important for you to check your blood glucose levels regularly and visit an affordable health clinic in your area if you have any symptoms. 

Symptoms Of Diabetic Neuropathy  

The symptoms of neuropathy can appear gradually and in many cases, nerve damage can start in the feet. Nerve damage in the feet can result in a “pins and needles” sensation in your feet. The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can vary depending on the area where it affects. Some of the common signs and symptoms of various types of diabetic neuropathy are: 

  • Touch sensitivity 
  • Coordination issues while walking 
  • Loss of touch sensation 
  • Pain or numbness in extremities 
  • Muscle wasting or weakness 
  • Burning sensation in feet 
  • Vomiting, indigestion, or nausea 
  • Fullness or bloating 
  • Constipation or diarrhea 
  • Bladder issues 
  • Increased or decreased sweating 
  • Dizziness while standing up 
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Dryness in the vaginal area 
  • Inability to understand low levels of blood sugar 
  • Vision issues such as double vision 
  • Increased heart rate 

These are some of the most common symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and if you experience any of these symptoms, make sure to visit an affordable health clinic in your area and seek medical help. The experienced healthcare providers in low-income health clinics will be able to offer proper treatment for your health condition.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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