How to Deal With Nerve Pain If You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know it well: Too much sugar isn’t good for you. People whose blood sugar is too high or difficult to control are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, eye problems and other complications, including nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy). “High blood sugar is toxic to your nerves,” says Robert Bolash, MD, … Read More

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Have Diabetes? 5 Tips for Happy Feet

If you have diabetes, you know how easy it is to injure your feet — without even realizing it. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause numbness in your extremities, and when your blood sugar is elevated, your body’s ability to fight off infection or heal a wound is also lessened. Unnoticed and untreated, a foot … Read More

Can Antidepressants Ease Chemotherapy Pain?

There may now be a way to ease the awful tingling nerve pain commonly caused by some forms of chemotherapy. New research shows that the antidepressant drug duloxetine (brand name Cymbalta) reduced the nerve pain that can result from neurotoxic chemotherapy. First time a reliable pain treatment found Oncologist and pain expert Harold Goforth, MD, … Read More

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