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Fluoroquinolones and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, this is an often devastating condition in which people develop pain and numbness in their hands and feet. Basically they're told on the evening news that they should be taking this or that medication so that they can get through life. That's treating the smoke and ignoring the fire. Those medicines that you're seeing advertised don't treat the neuropathy, they only treat the symptoms. But what's causing peripheral neuropathy Well we know that in America, one of the biggest causes of peripheral neuropathy is being diabetic, which is clearly related to the foods that you eat by and large. Becoming.
A type 2 diabetic dramatically increases your risk for having peripheral neuropathy and in fact being devastated by it. This is a disease that effects 1 in 15 Americans. Let's take a look. So again this is 1 in 15 Americansthis is 20 million Americans afflicted by this disease, that aside from diabetes, we're told the cause is unknown. Well maybe that's not exactly true. Last month, in the journal Neurology, an incredible study was published describing a relationship between what are called fluoroquinolones, and the risk of developing a peripheral neuropathy.
You may not know what fluoroquinolones are, but chances are you may have actually been exposed to fluoroquinolone. These are antibiotics used for treating things like upper respiratory infections and even urinary tract infections. Things like Levaquin and Cipro are commonly used in walk in clinics. If you have a urinary tract infection, you may have received these mediations. Well, here's what the study showed us So this is a study published in September 2014 that looked at men between age 45 to 80 years of age followed for a 10 year period and in this group there were over 6,000 cases.
Of peripheral neuropathy. And they compared these individuals to about 25,000 aged match controls, and what they found was that risk for developing this devastating condition called peripheral neuropathy was doubled in those individuals exposed to this class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. And what the researchers also told us is that, and I quote, Fluoroquinolones have been shown to neurotoxic. Oral fluoroquinolones have also been associated with reported cases of psychosis and seizures, which similar to peripheral neuropathy have been shown to be acute events occurring within days of fluoroquinolone use.
In light of strong evidence of unnecessary prescribing of oral fluoroquinolones in the United States, clinicians must weigh the risk of PN against the benefits of prescribing FQ when prescribing these drugs to their patients. We've got to practice medicine under the dictum of above all do no harm. One of our most well respected peer review journals is now telling us that the use of these medicationsthese fluoroquinolone antibiotics is associated with doubling of the risk of peripheral neuropathy. A disease which often is not treatable. So keep that in mind the next time you think.
Reducing Neuropathy Discomfort with Alpha Lipoic Acid
Hi, this is Dr. Silvester and I'm going to talk to you about another one of the supplements that we use in our patients who have diabetic neuropathy and that's called alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid has been used for 20 years, treating a lot of different conditions HIV, sciatica, cancer, liver problems, hepatitis, strokes, vascular disease, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis. Also, it's been used in patients who have Alzheimer's, to try to help them somewhat. It's not completely effective in any of those things it's a supplement and used as an adjunctive treatment for all of those things. It also plays an.
Important role in nerve metabolism, because what alpha lipoic acid does, is it works in a thing called the Krebs Cycle in your cell. What the Krebs Cycle is is it's the cycle that generates most of the energy that a cell needs. If you think of it like a gas tank in a car, alpha lipoid acid supports putting fuel in that gas tank. The energy requirements in cells varies a lot on the type of the cell. Your skin cells don't require very much energy, muscle cells require some, tendons.
Require very little because they just sit there, but nerve cells are always using energy. They're the most nerve sensitive cell in your body. By taking alpha lipoid acid and supporting that fuel tank, you can actually increase your nerve's ability to function normally and to heal. The other thing that alpha lipoid acid does is after you take enough that your Krebs Cycle is full, it then becomes an antioxidant. If you do some research on oxidative stress, we think that plays a significant role in a lot of different disease processes.
Including neuropathy. Alpha lipoic acid is a supplement that we use quite frequently in our patients with diabetic neuropathy, and what we tell them is that they've got to be a little bit careful, because alpha lipoic acid can lower your blood sugar. It's a benefit if you have a little trouble with your blood sugar, it's probably not a benefit if you're under good control. Also, it can cause a little problem with your thyroid. Levothyroxine can go down and also you probably shouldn't take it if you're having chemotherapy.
How Dietary Supplements Can Help with Neuropathy
Hi, this is Dr. Silvester and I'm going to talk to you about just in general why we use supplements in patients with neuropathy. We really have worked hard at trying to establish a neuropathy relief center at our clinic. What we're after is to try to give the patient, besides just the normal pharmaceutical treatment that you can get at most of the doctors around that just give you a pill to take and it makes you feel a little better, but really doesn't solve the problem we try to give you solutions to get your neuropathy better, to improve.
Them. We've invested a lot in trying to learn about supplements and the role that they play, using pharmaceuticals appropriately to give you relief, using electrical nerve signal therapy with local anesthetic block to try and regenerate nerves, laser therapy has been very effective at helping nerves get better not just feel better, but also get better. Also, there's surgery, in the right person. Sometimes nerves are pinched in association with having neuropathy the nerves can be entrapped, just like carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain under you hand, the same thing can happen.
In your foot and lower extremity, so by decompressing those nerves, you can have significant relief and dramatically improve nerve function, and in the case of patients with diabetes, much lower risk of future diabetic foot ulcers, and that's been demonstrated by a lot of studies that have been done. How supplements work basically is, a lot of them are geared towards helping the cell, the nerve cell, have enough energy. The nerve cells in general are very high energy consumers, and they're very small, very long, skinny nerves and if they don't have enough energy, they can't heal themselves and repair themselves.
Or maintain this electrogradient that's across the nerve. For example, how a nerve carries an impulse is there's an electrical current and there's a little gate that opens and lets calcium in and out of the cell, and it creates an electrical current across this nerve. To establish that, the cell has to pump that calcium out to keep that gradient there. It has to work all of the time, and what happens when you get not enough energy, those gates just stay open, the nerve doesn't function and you start getting feelings like burning, tingling, electrical sensation, and eventually numbness.
Because the nerve doesn't work. I've actually had patients who I've operated on without local anesthetic and they haven't felt it a bit because they're so profoundly neuropathic their nerves are so far damaged that they don't feel anything. That's a major cause of falls, it's a major cause of ulcers, it's a major cause of calluses I've had patients break their feet and not feel it they come in and they have a swollen, red foot and they don't know why, and you take xrays and they have.
How Benfotiamine Helps Treat Neuropathy
Hi, this is Dr. Silvester and I'm going to talk to you today about one of the supplements that we use for our patients that have neuropathy. Neuropathy can be caused by a lot of different things. The most common, in our office, is diabetes, but there are other things that can cause neuropathy like thyroid dysfunction, cancer treatments, chemotherapy can cause neuropathy. Then there's a large group of patients that have no discernible cause of neuropathy. There's probably a hundred different things that can cause neuropathy. Basically, supplementation can be helpful in those things.
There are a lot of prescription drugs for neuropathy, and we use them quite frequently, but they're only good for pain relief. The really don't seem to have any effect on helping the nerve get better. The more frequent theory, or current theory, of why nerves suffer is because of a thing called mitochondria dropout. That's a little scientific, but mitochondria are little energy packs inside of the cell, and they make the energy that the cell uses to heal itself and to maintain an electronic gradient, which a nerve has.
To do in order to conduct impulses. When you get these little mitochondria that live inside your cell, when they start to die because of oxidated stress or damage to them, then the nerve starts to suffer. The first one I'm going to talk about is called Benfotiamine. Benfotiamine is a derivative or form of vitamin B1, but it's much more bioavailable and more effective. Benfotiamine can be used as a supplement, and in most studies that have been done, about 70 of patients, when they start taking Benfotiamine, they have significant improvement in their symptoms.
We use Benfotiamine almost routinely on our patients whey they come in with neuropathy. We suggest they start taking that supplement. There's different places you can get that. We sell it here at our office, we also tell our patients places on the Internet where they can get it. Studies have been done using a dosage of anywhere up to 600 mg. We start out at about 320 mg per day and we've noticed that's usually enough. That usually does pretty well for helping our patients get rid of a lot of their symptoms. How it works it.
Rheumatoid arthritis beer cut risk of RA
So what am I doing inside this bar that could have something to do with arthritis Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Kathleen Doheny writing in Healthday reported having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 1.5 million Americans suffer from the disease, which typically begins in the 20s or 30s.
However, Longterm, moderate alcohol drinking may reduce future rheumatoid arthritis development in women, said lead researcher Dr. Bing Lu, an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston. Overall, moderate use of any form of alcohol reduced the risk by about 21 percent, but moderate beer drinking two to four beers per week cut women's odds for the disease by nearly a third, the study found. The findings are published in Arthritis Rheumatism. Comment Interesting but don't take this a as a license to overdo it.
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