Things that You Can Do to Lessen Neuropathy Symptoms
While working with clients to help them build healthy nerves, we’ve learned some things that can lengthen the time it takes to see an improvement.
One of the things we found is that some people are unknowingly creating a vitamin B deficiency as a result of their daily activities.
B vitamins are vital for healthy nerves.*
For example, some of the things that cause a B vitamin deficiency are heavy drinking of coffee, tea and soft drinks. This includes de-caffeinated coffee, tea and soft drinks. These beverages act as diuretics that cause the loss of both water and water-soluble B vitamins from the body.
Also, heavy smoking or drinking of alcohol, taking antibiotics, taking birth control pills, and stress can all burn up B vitamins.
Sugar also burns B vitamins. Sugar also lowers immunity.
Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, said that the amount of sugar consumed by the American public is too high.
“It’s just about impossible,” Hu said, “to know from food labels what kinds and amounts of sugars are in a product.” That’s why he thinks the FDA should require food companies to list those amounts on all food labels so people know what they’re eating, in what amounts they’re eating it, and what amounts are safe.
In other words, don’t eat processed foods, or anything that contains sugar. When building health, sugar is detrimental.
The nervous system can be negatively impacted by sweeteners and additives contained in diet soda and processed foods such as MSG and aspartame, etc. If you need a sweetener, stevia is recommended.
And there are many prescription medications that list nerve problems as a side effect and this will slow down building healthy nerves. Paresthesia, neuropathy, numbness, tingling or any symptom of unhealthy nerves listed as a side effect is something you want to avoid.
If you are taking one or more of the medications listed below, it can greatly increase the amount of time to build healthy nerves. If you are taking any of these medications, you should talk to your medical doctor to see if he can find an alternative.
The following blood pressure medications are known to cause neuropathy as a side effect:
Aceon, Altace, Hydrochlorothiazide (HCT), Hydrodiuril, Lisinopril, Perindopril, Prinivil, Ramipril, Zestril.
The following cholesterol medications are known to cause neuropathy as a side effect:
Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev, Atorvastatin, Baycol, Caduet, Cerivastatin,
Crestor, Fluvastatin, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipex, Lipitor, Lipobay, Lovastatin, Mevacor, Pravachol, Pravastatin, Pravigard Pac, Rosuvastatin, Simvastatin, Vytorin, Zocor.
You can also check any medication you may be taking to see if nerve problems are listed in the side effects. You can check on www.rxlist.com and www.drugs.com
Many people have unhealthy nerves, you can build healthy nerves but knowing what can slow it down will help you get healthy nerves faster.
To understand what is needed for healthy nerves go to What it Takes to Build Healthy Nerves
*Studies & Research on Nerve Health
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