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Four Types of Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetes can create problems in the nerves of the body. According to an article on WebMD.com, nerve damage caused by diabetes is painful. The condition in which diabetes is already causing pain in the nerves is described as diabetic neuropathy.

Neuropathy that occurs as a result of a person’s blood sugar being too high for a long time can happen in four several ways. It is also stated in the article that working with a doctor to manage blood sugar levels can prevent diabetic neuropathy.

The article offers an explanation of the four types of diabetic neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy

The type of neuropathy affects the legs and feet. There are rare cases in which the arms, abdomen and back are affected by peripheral neuropathy.

Thesymptoms of such type of neuropathy includetingling andnumbness that may become permanent. Other symptoms are burningsensation that occurs specially in the evening and pain.

Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy affects the digestive system, especially the stomach. The type of neuropathy can also affect sex organs, urinary system and blood vessels.

If the digestive system is affected by the type of neuropathy, symptoms include diarrhea, constipation and bloating. Other symptoms are heartburn, nausea, vomiting and feeling full after a meal.

Proximal Neuropathy

The type of neuropathy causes pain in the hips, thighs or buttocks. The pain is usually on one side in theaffected part of the body.

Focal Neuropathy

Focal neuropathy can occur suddenly and affects specific nerves. The affected nerves are usuallylocatedin the torso, leg or head. The type of neuropathy causes muscle pain or weakness.

Symptoms of the neuropathy include eye pain, double vision and paralysis of one side of the face, which is known as Bell’s palsy. Another symptom is severe pain in areas like lower back and legs.Still another symptom is the pain in the chest or belly that can be mistaken as appendicitis or heart attack.

About Spine Center of Texas

Spine Center of Texas specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions. With a focus on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the company provides quality care for people with spinal conditions. It is the only  practice with local providers in the New Braunfels and Seguin market for over 12 years.

Spine Center of Texas also has established a center in San Antonio. Call the San Antonio office for an appointment.