For people with diabetic neuropathy, doctors may provide drug therapy and invasive medical procedures which, in most cases, merely delay "end stage" damage — permanent physical damage that profoundly affects quality of life. Fortunately, diabetic neuropathy is a potentially reversible health condition.
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Diabetic neuropathy is a potentially reversible health condition that Fettler Health can help you reverse. If it is not reversed, the following complications associated with diabetic neuropathy have been known to occur:
Peripheral neuropathy (sensorimotor neuropathy) refers to the damage to the nerves that allow you to move your muscles (motor nerve damage) or feel things (sensory nerve damage). Complications resulting from motor nerve damage arise primarily because of decreased muscle control which can lead to tripping and falling, resulting in addition damage. By contrast, complications resulting from sensory nerve damage typically arise as a result of reduced sensation which can lead to injuries and tissue damage such as cuts, scrapes, and sores that a person cannot feel or doesn’t notice. In turn, unnoticed cuts and sores can eventually become severely infected or ulcerated. Such infections can be the precursor to amputations for diabetic patients.
Infections that spread to the bone may cause tissue death (gangrene). Some of these infections are not treatable and, therefore, require amputation. Common amputations for diabetic patients include amputation of the toe, foot, or even the lower leg. In the US adult population, about 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur among those with diagnosed diabetes. In 2010, approximately 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed on US adults with diagnosed diabetes.
Autonomic neuropathy results in damage to the nerves that control the internal organs and involuntary functions. For example, autonomic neuropathy often damages the nerves that affect the sex organs. In men, this can lead to erectile dysfunction. In women, this can lead to problems with lubrication and arousal.
Fettler Health provides the tools and services to help you reverse potentially reversible health conditions including those listed below.
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