Fortunately, people suffering from neuropathy now have an alternative to pain relievers and other medications, which often have significant side effects and provide little long-term relief.
Peripheral neuropathy is a general term usually describing damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. This is a common condition and affects upward of 20 million Americans. Peripheral neuropathy is typically caused by trauma (nerve compression), hereditary disorders, infection, drugs, metabolic disorders, poisonous substances or sometimes side effects of medications. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain; however, the symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected (motor, sensory or autonomic).
Damage to the motor nerves is associated with weakness, cramps and spasms. Walking may become more difficult as your legs feel heavy and your balance is decreased. The hands also may feel weak and may often lose grip of items due to weakness and inability to feel objects. Damage to the sensory nerves is associated with numbness, tingling and pain. Numbness may feel like having a sock on the feet and may eventually spread to the hands. Pain is often described as burning, electrical like sensations or extreme sensitivity to touch. Damage to the autonomic nerve fibers affect involuntary functions and can lead to sexual dysfunction, constipation, bladder dysfunction or even abnormal blood pressure. These symptoms can either occur gradually or start very suddenly.
Doctors can surgically release areas of compression on the nerve, but have had little success in treating the resulting neuropathy. The proprietary formula in NeuroGen® supplies the nerves with key ingredients, which may reduce nerve pain, improve nerve function, and even regenerate damaged nerves.