Did You Know that Neuropathy Can Actually Be Reversed?

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When we hear the word neuropathy we automatically think of it being some type of nervous system issue. The definition of neuropathy is, “Damage to or disease affecting the nerves.” A good question to ask yourself is, “How do these nerves become damaged or start to die off?” Neuropathy is really a vascular issue because the arteries around the nerves start to lose their blood supply causing the nerves to shrivel once the blood vessels disappear due to a lack of oxygen. Neuropathy covers a wide area and can be termed mononeuropathy meaning it affects only one nerve or polyneuropathy meaning it affects several nerves. Peripheral neuropathy is also common meaning it affects the peripheral nervous system including the hands and feet. Three different nerve types including sensory nerves, motor nerves, and autonomic nerves can be disrupted when experiencing neuropathy. The sensory nerves control the sensation pathway from your extremities to your brain. A patient with neuropathy would experience symptoms like tingling, burning, pain, and numbness. The motor pathway controls a person’s ability to move and generate power. If you were experiencing motor issues you would have trouble with balance and feel weakness, heaviness, or cramping in your hands and feet. The last pathway, the autonomic nerves, control gut and bladder control. When these nerves aren’t firing it can cause changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating.

Another common misconception that often occurs when patients hear the word neuropathy is that it only occurs due to Diabetes. However, this statement is only partially correct. Only thirty percent of all neuropathy diagnoses are linked to diabetes. Patients who are diabetic or pre-diabetic are more at risk for amputation, though. Approximately 86,000 diabetics every year lose an extremity as a complication from their neuropathy. So, where does the other seventy percent of cases come from? Neuropathy is a progressive disease on its own. It can also be linked to poor circulation, spinal stenosis, chemotherapy, medications, infections, alcohol abuse, and autoimmune diseases, among other causes.

Most medical doctors or neurologists will prescribe a drug to help relieve a patient of their symptoms. It is your duty to understand that the drug prescribed is only going to mask the symptoms while the real condition itself becomes progressively worse. Treatments such as low-level laser therapy, infrared, and nerve stimulation therapy are designed to regenerate cell growth, decrease swelling, decrease pain, promote angiogenesis, and increase the healing time of chronic wounds. This is how neuropathy can be treated and controlled and there are over two thousand research articles to prove it!

Kristy Narsinghani
December 21, 2016

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Dr. Andrew Kender, Dr. Robert Nichols, Chiropractic Physicians

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Are You Walking on Pins and Needles?

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What is causing your peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but it may also occur in other areas of your body.

People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time, especially if there is a treatable underlying cause of the neuropathy.

Do you have numbness and tingling in your hand and feet?

Dr. Keith S. Ungar, D.C.
April 10, 2016

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes – The Natural Way

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Does This Have to Be Your Permanent Diagnosis

You may have diabetes and/or know someone who does.  You have heard or been told that once you are on the road to Diabetesville, you cannot turn around or take another route.  For many people, this is just wrong.  Type 2 diabetes is reversible in many cases if you are ready to make the changes you need to make.  Losing weight and exercising is a good start, but how? What should you be eating?  What is causing your diabetes?  Can it be fixed?  Are there other systems in your body that are not functioning properly and contributing to your blood sugar problem?  You are probably also wondering if its possible to get off the medication merry-go-round.

At Functional Endocrinology of Ohio, we have a proven track record of turning back the hands of time on diabetes (and other conditions). Our clients reduce their need for diabetic medication (including insulin) as well as other medications and, sometimes, cut the need for medications altogether with the help of their prescribing medical doctor. By finding out the cause of their diabetes, we are able to bring the body chemistry back into alignment, reverse diabetes, and improve the patient’s overall health dramatically.

We all know these scary statistics about diabetics[1]:

* Individuals with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely than the general population to die from heart disease or to experience a stroke.

* More than two-thirds of U.S. adults with diabetes had hypertension or reported using medication for high blood pressure in 2005-2008.

* Nearly 30% of diabetics suffered from diabetic retinopathy in 2005-2008, 4.4% of which were severe enough to threaten vision.

* Diabetes is the leading cause of newly diagnosed adult (20-74 years of age) blindness in the U.S.

* Diabetes caused 44% of all newly diagnosed kidney failures in 2008, with nearly 50,000 diabetics entering treatment for end stage kidney disease.

In 2008, over 200,000 diabetics in the U.S. were on chronic dialysis or living with a kidney transplant as the result of end stage kidney disease.

* Diabetes causes mild loss of sensation in extremities in as many as 70% of diabetic adults. When this loss of sensitivity occurs, amputations of lower extremities may be necessary; more than 60% of all non-traumatic amputations of lower limbs occur in diabetics.

* Approximately 1 in 3 diabetics suffers from severe periodontal disease.

* Uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth defects, large babies, and other complications that can be dangerous to the baby and the mother.

* Individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression as people without a diabetes diagnosis.

* In 2007, the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. was diabetes, and its contribution to death is likely dramatically under-reported on death certificates.

* Diabetics have twice the risk of death of any cause compared to people of the same age without diabetes.

It does not have to be this way for you. Based on objective testing, on average, our clients: (1) reduce their insulin levels by 53.18%; (2) reduce their oral diabetic medication levels by 26.44%; (3) reduce other medication levels by 31.7%; (4) reduce their blood sugars by 20.64%; (5) hemoglobin A1C by 18.58%; and (6) lose 15.18 pounds or 7.57% of their body weight. And, the best part is that these results are achieved naturally! Click here to read and watch some  of our patient’s testimonials.

Untitled design (39) How you may ask?  By finding out what is causing the problem!  After a thorough functional neurometabolic case history and exam, we order the testing that is necessary for us to find out what might be the underlying cause of your diabetes.  In addition to an extensive blood test, we could test your hormone levels, thyroid and adrenal gland function, food sensitivities, toxicities and what is going on in the intestinal system and stomach.  We then customize a treatment plan that is exactly what YOU need to bring your body back into balance and causing it to act as God intended.  We work as a team with your medical doctor to help you meet your goals.  For most people, this means addressing blood sugar problems with as little medication as possible.  When the time comes (your body is back into balance through dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes in our office), you and your medical doctor can address your medication needs.

Give us a call or click the link below to come in for a free consultation to see if we can help you.

Dr. Keith S. Ungar, D.C.
March 2, 2016

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

To schedule an appointment, click here.

www.healthline.com, January 24, 2012

Are You Feeling the Burn?

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Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
Do Not Have to Limit Your Life.

Are you hands or feet numb?  Do they tingle?  Are they painful?  If so, you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.  It may also occur in other areas of your body.  People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes. In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time, especially if the underlying condition, like diabetes, is reversed by balancing the body’s chemistry.

Dr. Keith Ungar, D.C.
March 2, 2016

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

To schedule an appointment, click here.