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of Neuropathy (Nerve Damage) and what can be done
Bacterial Diseases and Nerve Damage
Viral and bacterial infections can cause indirect nerve damage by
provoking conditions referred to as autoimmune disorders, in which
specialized cells and antibodies of the immune system attack the
body's own tissues. These attacks typically cause destruction of
the nerve's myelin sheath or axon (the long fiber that extends out
from the main nerve cell body).
Lyme disease, diphtheria,
and leprosy are bacterial diseases characterized by extensive
peripheral nerve damage.
Diphtheria and leprosy are now rare in
the United States, but Lyme disease is on the rise. It can cause a
wide range of neuropathic disorders, including a rapidly
developing, painful polyneuropathy, often within a few weeks after
initial infection by a tick bite.
Staph infections that are gotten from
hospitalization can also cause nerve damage.
Virus Diseases and Nerve Damage
Viruses that can attack nerve tissues
include herpes varicella-zoster (shingles),
Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and herpes
simplex-members of the large family of human herpes
viruses. These viruses severely damage sensory nerves,
causing attacks of sharp, lightning-like pain.
Postherpetic neuralgia often occurs after an attack of
shingles and can be particularly painful.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which
causes AIDS, also causes extensive damage to the
central and peripheral nervous systems. The virus can
cause several different forms of neuropathy, each
strongly associated with a specific stage of an active
immunodeficiency disease. A rapidly progressive,
painful polyneuropathy affecting the feet and hands is
often the first clinically apparent sign of HIV
What can be done about bacteria
or virus caused neuropathy
Nerve Damage is also
called Neuropathy. It has been found the cause of the
damage doesn't matter, that the damage is the same.
Treatment for Neurpathy from Bacterial & Viral Infections
There are many medications, and other remedies to bring relief, you can read it in this article Neuropathy – Section on 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 means 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
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