Tingling in the foot?
Nerve damage is one of the possible complications from having high blood sugar levels for a long time. High blood sugar damages your nerves, and these nerves may not continue sending messages to different parts of your body. Nerve damage can be the cause for health problems ranging from mild numbness to pain that makes it hard to do usual activities. High blood sugar can cause nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy.
Did you know that half of all people with diabetes have nerve damage? The good news is that you can help prevent or delay it by keeping your blood sugar as close to your target levels as possible. You will notice significant changes when you do this.
Commonly Used Nerve Pain Supplements
- Inositol. It is a type of sugar that helps provide structure to your cells. It also affects the hormone insulin and the function of chemical messengers in your brain.
- Lipoic Acid. It has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in weight loss, treating diabetic nerve pain, healing wounds, lowering blood sugar, and improving skin discoloration caused by vitiligo.
- Vitamin B12. People with diabetes may be more prone to vitamin B-12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 replacement has been shown to cause symptomatic improvement among patients with severe diabetic neuropathy.
- Vitamin B6. It helps the body in making neurotransmitters or chemicals which transfer signals between nerve cells. Hence, making it an important vitamin for the normal functioning of the brain. Since Vitamin B6 supports nerve health, it helps in managing diabetic neuropathy.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine. It is used by some people with high blood sugar to help with cholesterol as well as nerve pain, such as tingling in their hands and feet. Others have used it to help stop cell damage.
Are you suffering from this condition? At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help. One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000.
We hope you have a feetastic day! 👣☀️
-The Chelsea Clinic and Team
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