Proximal diabetic neuropathy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Proximal diabetic neuropathy or lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy, previously

termed diabetic amyotrophy, is a diabetic neuropathy (peripheral nerve disease) characterized by painful muscle wasting and weakness. It affects the lower limbs and is typically asymmetric. Proximal diabetic neuropathy typically occurs in aged type 2 diabetic males, though it may occur in younger diabetic patients and women too. Contents [hide]
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1 Symptoms 2 Diagnosis 3 Treatment 4 References

Symptoms Muscle weakness and wasting most striking in the thigh and buttocks, but may also occur in the shin and foot
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Pain in the back or thighs Loss of knee reflex on the affected side and in the ankles

Diagnosis Nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography are used to rule out other conditions and diagnose proximal diabetic neuropathy. Treatment Proximal diabetic neuropathy is very much reversible. This can be done by taking various measures. Controlling the blood sugar levels is the most important part of treating proximal diabetic neuropathy.

5th edition. 3rd edition.  Physical therapy to restore the nerves in the legs is very useful. physical exercise. all form a part of the lifestyle to control diabetes. medication. Physical therapy brings back feeling in the legs. 1098. smoking etc.  Medication helps reduce the pain involved in proximal diabetic neuropathy. Clinical Neurology. 163 Kumar & Clark.  References    Fowler & Scadding. -1073348602 at GPnotebook . pg.Proper eating habits. good mental health and avoiding harmful habits like drinking. Pg. Clinical Medicine.

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