Numbness, prickling or tingling sensation, and burning pain are some of the symptoms associated with neuropathy. They may seem trivial for some but these sensations have an impact on the well being of a patient diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy. Causes, symptoms, and treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy are varied which is why proper diagnosis is crucial. Not to worry though because there are available treatments to relieve these symptoms. In fact a recent clinical study (Asian Journal of Sciences Jan 2018) presents an effective treatment to help relieve all neuropathy symptoms.
Last March 21, 2018, Merck, a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials hosted the NENOIN Symposium held at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. Merck’s aim is to discuss a new clinical study about peripheral neuropathy with Dr. Rizaldy Pinzon.
Dr. Rizaldy Pinzon is a half-Filipino neurologist from Bethesda Hospital in Indonesia. His most recent article published this year on the Asian Journal of Medical Science is entitled, “Management of Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms with a fixed dose combination of High Dose B1, B6, and B12: A 12-week prospective non-interventional study in Indonesia.” This study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and safety of the fixed dose combination of vitamin B1, B6 and B12in mild to moderate peripheral neuropathy of various etiologies in the Indonesian population.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to peripheral nerves. The nervous system transmits messages from the brain to the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. If the nerves are damaged it can affect anything from sensory perception, muscle movement, or bodily functions like bowel and digestion. Common symptoms for sensory Peripheral Neuropathy include tingling or prickling sensation on hands or feet that may radiate to the arms or legs, burning or freezing pain, numbness, and increased or decreased sensitivity to touch, vibration, or temperature. Symptoms can be typical (appear more often) or atypical (less frequent) and may be overlooked or misinterpreted.
Symptoms alone are not enough to diagnose Peripheral Neuropathy. Aside from physical examination, physicians also require full medical history and neurological examination. Blood tests, imaging tests, biopsy, and nerve function tests may also be required for accurate diagnosis.
Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy can range from topical treatments, oral medications like pain relievers and anti-seizure medication, and therapies. The treatment is of course dependent on the cause of neuropathy and physician’s diagnosis. The most common concerns are symptoms like PARESTHESIA, NUMBNESS, BURNING PAIN, and SHARP PAIN. A new Observational, Non-interventional Clinical Study (Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, Jan 2018) confirms an effective treatment for relief of these neuropathy symptoms regardless of the cause of peripheral neuropathy.
Patients suffering from said symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy were treated with a combination of three Neurotropic B vitamins. These patients have experienced improvement on all neuropathy symptoms observed in the study independently from the cause of their neuropathy. It was also observed that the longer the patients take the treatments the more relief they experience. Clinically proven supplements like Neurobion, a B complex vitamin with vitamin B1, B6, and B12, can help provide relief for neuropathy. This is good news for patients experiencing numbness, burning or sharp pain, and paresthesia from peripheral neuropathy. They can now find A grade relief from B complex vitamins.
Diabetes, autoimmune disease, vitamin B deficiency, and kidney, liver or thyroid disorders are known risk factors for peripheral neuropathy. Family history of neuropathy, repetitive motions, and exposure to toxins also put you at risk. You can minimize these risks by making healthy lifestyle choices now. A healthy diet and regular exercise is always a good way to start. Those who are at risk of Vitamin B deficiency can add Vitamin B rich food choices in their diets or take B complex vitamin supplements. Healthy or not, your safest choice is to consult your physician first before adding any supplement to your diet.
QUICK FACTS AND SUMMARY
Causes and risk factors of peripheral neuropathy are multiple and include conditions such as:
Genetics Family member suffers from neuropathy; chronic diseases, like diabetes; environmental toxins, alcoholism; nutritional deficiencies e g vitamin B deficiency and other unexplained causes.
Neuroblon Forte treatment: Neurotropic B vitamins combination has been proven effectively for peripheral neuropathy sufferers in relieving symptoms, which have been included into the study independently from the cause of their disease. The symptoms were even more reduced over longer duration of treatment (for a 3 months period tested and the treatment was well tolerated.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NEUROBION
Neurobion, the nerve care expert from Merck Consumer Health was first launched in the Philippines in July 1972 and is now the world’s no. 1 in neurotropic B vitamins combination products. “ICMA MDAS sales for MAT 09/2016 te MAT 06/2017
Neurotropic B vitamins are vitamins exerting their benefits on the health of the nervous system. They have an important role in nourishing enriching and helping to regenerate nerves in those who suffer compromised nerve health or peripheral neuropathy.
Neurobion Tablet and Neurobion Forte Tablet is available over the counter while Neurobion Forte Solution for Injection is available by prescription.
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