Inflammation and Nerve Damage – How it happens and what can be done for relief.
Acute inflammation which happens when we bruise an ankle, or fall and hurt a knee or arm, etc. etc. usually involves pain and is short lived.
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Chronic inflammation can last for weeks or even years. There are many reasons for this.
Food sensitivities cause chronic inflammation. Food intolerance as opposed to food allergy doesn’t cause an immediate reaction in your body. Instead, it creates low-grade chronic inflammation for years. Often a person with food intolerance is not unaware of this situation and continues to eat the foods that are giving those headaches, fatigue or joint pain, and compromises their immune system.
Another cause of chronic inflammation is insulin spikes (too much sugar and carbohydrates). When a person with a poor diet continues to consume the same diet, it creates chronic inflammation.
Toxins from what you ingest or breathe or chemicals you use for cleaning can cause chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation can come from various diseases.
Whatever the cause, chronic inflammation can lead to the progressive destruction of connective tissue, making nerve fibers more vulnerable to compression injuries and infections.
Joints can become inflamed and swollen and entrap nerves, causing damages and pain.
Some neuropathies are caused by inflammation resulting from immune system activities rather than from direct damage by infectious organisms.
These types of neuropathies can develop quickly or slowly, and chronic forms can exhibit a pattern of alternating remission and relapse.
Guillain-Barré syndrome, can damage motor, sensory, and autonomic nerve fibers. Most people recover from this syndrome although severe cases can be life threatening. A side effect of this disease is neuropathy.
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) usually damages sensory and motor nerves, leaving autonomic nerves intact.
Multifocal motor neuropathy is a form of neuropathy that affects motor nerves exclusively; it may be chronic or acute.
Lyme Disease is an acute inflammatory condition that will cause nerve damage.
There are many causes of inflammation which result in nerve damage.
Treatment for Neuropathy
There are many medications, and other remedies that can bring you relief, you can read about them in this article Neuropathy Treatment
What you can do.
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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.
What can be done for lasting relief?
*Studies & Research on Nerve Health
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