Managing Your Nerve Pain – Part 3 About Those Supplements

 

So…

You’re walking…

Getting more exercise…

Paying special attention to the condition of your feet…

Here are a few more things to do to help you manage your nerve pain and ensure a good outcome from your course of treatment  for neuropathy:

About Taking Targeted Supplements

Vitamins B-1, B-12, B-6 and folic acid are all vital to healthy nerves. We have found certain combinations in professionally tailored packages for each case often works best.  If you eat a healthy diet, you may still not be getting the recommended daily amount of some vitamins and other nutrients. Talk to your doctor first, though, before you take any supplements to make sure they won’t interact badly with the medications you’re taking.

You can easily check for drug-nutrient interactions.

Special caution is advised in thyroid disease and cancer therapies during neuropathy care.

Control Your Alcohol Intake

High intake of alcohol is a toxin to your nerves.  And if the nerves are already damaged, it’s even worse.  Some people think that a drink a day is good for your health. I respectfully disagree. If you have nerve damage, that’s a chance you don’t need to take.  Don’t drink more than four alcoholic beverages a week if you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, and none would be even better

That’s Why NeuropathyDR™ Doctors and Physical Therapists are trained

Before you begin any self-care regimen or add supplements, herbs or vitamins to your healthcare regimen, always talk to your professional first.  Virtually everything has some side effects so make sure that what you’re planning to take won’t cause you more harm than good.

And Above All Else…

Don’t give up.  Self-care is vital to managing your neuropathy.  While you may need a combination of these self-care tips and medication, sorting out yourself is not always wise.

Contact a local NeuropathyDR™ doctor or physical therapist to explore treatment options in addition to taking care of yourself.

And if you can’t find one in your area yet, contact my team at 781 659-7989

 

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