What Is Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetes causes high blood sugar levels and this result in the damage of the nerves of the human body and this condition is known as Diabetic Neuropathy. When there is a reduction in the blood flow in the human body as well as the blood sugar level is high then they cause injuries to the nerves of the body. But many a times the reason behind their occurrence is the unchecked blood sugar levels. Among the patients of diabetes half are such that are sure to get nerve damage. There are many cases in which the Diabetic Neuropathy patients may not see the symptoms of nerve damage till 10 to 20 years have not been passed.

If there causes any injury to the nerves, then their effect can be in different parts of the body. The injuries to the nerve can affect the cranial nerves that are the nerves which are in the skull. They can also affect the nerves from the spinal cord and branches. They can even affect the other very important organs of the body like the heart, stomach, bladder and intestines.     

The bad thing to know is that a person gets the news of this damage after a long time as the symptoms for Diabetic Neuropathy comes at a slow speed in a long span of time. The type of nerves which has been affected decides the symptoms which are to be shown.

Let us know about the symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy. The patients of this find it’s hard to digest their food properly, and it becomes more suffering, because then one will find it hard to control their diabetes.

Among the symptoms are:

Patients of Diabetic Neuropathy, even after having a lesser food will feel as if the stomach is full.

The problem of heartburn and bloating takes place.

Patients of Diabetic Neuropathy can experience symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and constipation.

The patient may throw up the eaten food, which they must have taken after some hours of the food.

Consequences of nerve damage:

The person may start feeling itching or burning in their arms and legs at an early stage of nerve damage. The problem mainly occurs in toes and feet of the patient in the beginning and may follow with great pain in these areas. The other consequence of the nerve damage is that the power of feeling something through the touch goes on declining and thus the affected person is not able to feel anything when they step on any sharp object.

If a person gets a small cut he/she does not feel it. And if a person suddenly comes in contact with anything very hot or cold he/she will not be able to give an instant reaction.  When the nerves of the heart are damaged then a person may start feeling light-headed. Also the heart rate of the person increases. The person is not able to notice the chest pain known as angina which warns about heart disease and attack. There may be sexual problems with both males and females.