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In diabetics, high blood sugar (glucose) can over time damage nerves in the body, particularly those in the hands and feet. This condition is called diabetic neuropathy. While symptoms like pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands and legs may require proper diagnosis, following a light exercise regimen can help ensure good circulation to the affected body parts.
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Sustained high levels of blood sugar can damage blood vessels nourishing the nerves. The 4 types of diabetic neuropathies – peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal – affect specific body systems and have their individual causes and symptoms. Tingling in the feet, slow reflexes, low libido, paralysis on one side of the face, impaired vision, and dizziness are some symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Infants, the elderly, and persons with weak immunities are at a higher risk to mold infections than others. Common symptoms of mold exposure are fatigue, headache, light sensitivity, poor memory, concentration problems, morning stiffness, tingling, numbness, shortness of breath, blurred vision, tearing, bloating, abdominal pain, increased thirst or urination and vertigo.
Raynaud’s disease hinders blood flow to the body’s extremities, including fingers. Peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes causes tingling, pain, or numbness in the fingertips. Frostbites are triggered by prolonged cold and result in numbness. Osteoarthritis can affect finger joints. Skin conditions like Shingles and cellulitis may cause fingertip pain. Shun cigarettes and caffeine!
Diabetic Neuropathy involves diet changes that aid blood sugar control. Begin the day with almonds or walnuts. Include oatmeal, barley, soya bean, broccoli, spinach and okra to your daily diet. Simple carbohydrates and low fat vegan foods are also recommended. Consume fruits high on fiber and antioxidants like Vitamin C and E.
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