How to Treat Alzheimer’s with Neuropathy

Several current studies are tracking the potential for treatments which can be used for Alzheimer’s disease and several types of neuropathy.

Neuropathy affects the nervous system and causes pain or numbness in legs and feet. Treatment of the nervous and circulatory systems may improve symptoms associated with both Alzheimer’s and neuropathy. These diseases are normally evident in old age and can completely render a person helpless, and dependent on others.

This article will shed light on some of the basic treatments of Alzheimer’s with Neuropathy. All the advices in this article are provided in relation to discussion with the doctors. You should not try any one of these without discussing them with your neurosurgeon.


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    Know that researchers arе studying the potential оf antibodies found in human plasma tо improve brain function in Alzhеimer's patients.

    IVIg is used to treat motor neuropathy and multiple sclerosis, but studies are in Phase I clinical trials for use in Alzheimer's disease. You can read more about IVIg studies at the different university websites or you can look for scholarly articles on Google as well.

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    Ask your doctor about memantine, which is currently being studied as a treatment for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetic neuropathy.

    Memantine would inhibit the accumulation of toxic amyloid proteins that block neurotransmitter pathways.

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    Discuss vitamins and supplements with your doctor, such as B complex, folate and vitamin E, which are currently used to treat peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 can be found naturally in fish and organ meats such as liver, or it can be injected.

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    The use of hormones such as insulin-like neurotrophic growth factors or IGFs is being studied to treat neuropathy and Alzheimer's. IGFs are normally produced by the body and can prevent the death of brain neurons.

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    Ask your doctor about the effectiveness of alpha lipoic acid in treating Alzheimer's disease. It is an antioxidant supplement currently used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and has been used for several decades in Europe. It is available over-the-counter widely and is currently being studied in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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