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Damage to the nerves caused by diabetes is an irreversible, excruciating condition but a manageable one in its strictest sense. This condition is medically termed Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, and it is defined as the inflammation and dysfunction of the peripheral nerve cells and fibers. These nerve cells are directly connected to the brain via the spinal cord and they enable sensation on the periphery or the lower extremities of the body. DPN happens because of trauma or blunt force to those areas of the body that has peripheral nerve cells. The damage can generate shooting pains, a burning sensation or…

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Nerves allow the body to feel temperature, texture, pressure, and pain. They facilitate sensation, sight, taste, hearing, and smell. Without proper nerve functioning, you won’t be able to feel the extreme heat of open fire or the stinging pain of a cut. The nerves are essential for the human body’s optimum functioning. But sometimes, there are factors that cause nerve impairment. This is called neuropathy. The condition is defined as a very serious medical complication of another disease or disorder, and it is characterized by nerve impairment. The condition is recognizable because excruciating pain is felt upon application of gentle…

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Abnormally elevated glucose levels in the blood that’s otherwise known as diabetes is a condition that’s endured by so many people from age groups like children, young adults, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly. One of the complications of diabetes is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, otherwise known as DPN. Prolonged excessive glucose in the blood stream can contribute to nerve damage especially on the periphery or lower extremities. There are people who experience inflammation or swelling of the affected nerves, and even the gentlest of pressure can cause the most excruciating pain. Aside from diabetes, neuropathy can also be caused by genetic…

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