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(nerve damage) Caused by Alcohol Use
There are many different problems created in the body with the use of alcohol,
as it is toxic to the body.
Most people have heard of alcohol damaging your liver, but
it also creates a lot of nutritional deficiencies and thus
many problems. One of the problems created is damage to the nervous system.
The buzz gotten from drinking comes from the
alcohol burning vitamin B1 (thiamine).
Drinking alcohol can thus cause a thiamine (B1) deficiency.
Alcohol also significantly impairs the body's ability to absorb more vitamin B1
and interferes with its
necessary chemical reactions in the body.
Thiamine deficiency can cause a painful neuropathy of the
extremities. It is nerve damage.
Some researchers believe that alcohol consumption may, in itself, contribute directly to nerve damage. Alcohol has a toxic effect on nerve tissue
Alcohol is attracted to the membranes of the nerve cells. This membrane is called the
myelin sheath. The myelin sheath surrounds each nerve cell. The alcohol thus affects their function.
When a sensory nerve is
damaged in this way, you get the tingling, pain and numbness. When a motor nerve is damaged, it impairs the motor functions as motor nerves tell the muscles what to do.
This disorder is termed "alcohol-induced neuropathy".
Treatment for Alcohol Induced Neuropathy
There are many medications, and other remedies that can bring you relief, you can read about them in this article Neuropathy Treatments
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None of the various neuropathy treatments will build healthy nerves. You can cover up the symptoms and you can increase circulation and you can make a person feel less pain, etc., but if you build healthy nerves, there will not be any symptoms (healthy nerves don't hurt, tingle, burn, are not numb, etc.) and the relief will be lasting.
Building Healthy Nerves*
Healthy sensory nerves mean that they are not painful. Healthy nerves mean that they communicate and don't send wrong signals such as burning, hot and cold, tingling when there is no reason for it. Healthy motor nerves mean that they relay messages from the brain to the muscle so that they move correctly. Nerves need to be healthy to function properly.
The body needs specific nutrients (vitamins) to be able to build healthy nerves.
It may not give immediate relief (although many do feel changes in the first week) as the vitamins are working at a cellular level, but it does address the actual problem, builds healthy nerves and brings lasting relief.
(For temporary relief while building healthy nerves, go to Pain Relief Formula)
What can be done for lasting relief?
Find out how to Build Healthy Nerves
*Studies & Research on Nerve Health
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