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Peripheral Neuropathy

Length: 187 pages2 hours


Peripheral neuropathy affects 10 to 20 million people in the U.S, including ten per cent of all people who have diabetes. This condition has numerous causes, but can be associated with diseases such as HIV, alcoholism, and lupus, and may result from treatments for other medical conditions, such as cancer chemotherapy. Symptoms include pain, numbness, loss of balance, and tingling in the extremities. Although a widespread condition, most people donÇ Ùt know about it, and when diagnosed find it difficult to obtain information.

Peripheral Neuropathy, by Norman Latov, Professor of Neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, explains what we know about neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics covered include:

The causes of peripheral neuropathy Drug therapy for the condition itself and for managing symptoms such as pain Interventional therapy Caring for your feet Personal accounts of people living with neuropathy Alternative medicines, and much more

This indispensable guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.;"What is Peripheral Neuropathy?; The Peripheral Web; Functional Organization of the Peripheral Nervous System; Three Types of Nerves; Motor, Sensory, and Autonomic Organization of Peripheral Nerves; Patterns of Neuropathy; Focal, Multifocal and Distal; Selective Vulnerability; Is it Axonal, Demyelinating, or Small Fiber; Symptoms of Neuropathy; Motor Symptoms; Sensory Symptoms; Autonomic Symptoms; Evaluation and Diagnosis; Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy; Neuropathies Associated with Diabetes and Glucose Intolerance; Neuropathies Associated with Nutritional Deficiencies and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Autoimmune Neuropathies; Neuropathies Caused by Infections; Neuropathies Associated with Cancer; Hereditary Neuropathies; Drug Induced Neuropathies; Neuropathies Caused by Toxins; Neuropathies Associated with Renal Failure; Neuropathies Associated with Thyroid Disease; Plexopathies; Entrapment Syndromes; Idiopathic Neuropathies; Management of Chronic Neuropathic Pain; Drug Therapy; Interventional Therapy; Treatment of Autonomic Symptoms; Adaptive Devices and Physical and Occupational Therapy; Caring for Your Feet; Alternative Medicines; Sharing Stories and Experiences.";"From drug therapies and foot care to management of chronic pain and nerve damage at all stages, Peripheral Neuropathy is an excellent, easy guide to understanding all the options, and a recommended pick for any general lending library.--Midwest Book Review

""Dr. Latov is a world-renowned expert on the topic...This book is arranged in a logical fashion with chapters devoted to the various aspects of peripheral neuropathy. It starts with a basic neuroanatomy primer which is followed by information on the evaluation, diagnosis, and managementof the disorder. It ends with patients' personal stories...[This book is] comprehensive and a good resource for the patient with peripheral neuropathy.""-- Doody's Reviews"

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