Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won't Stop

Book - 2007
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Perseus Publishing
Peripheral neuropathy, the variety of conditions that result when the nerves that connect to the brain and spinal cord are damaged or diseased, is commonly associated with diseases such as diabetes, HIV, alcoholism, and lupus. Although widespread ? it affects 10?20 million people in the United States ? information about the condition has been difficult to obtain. This essential guide explains what is known about peripheral neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics include drug therapy for the condition and its symptoms, interventional therapy, alternative medicines, caring for the feet, and much more. This book will enable patients to make informed decisions about their care.


Reasearch Associates
Peripheral neuropathy is commonly associated with diseases such as diabetes, HIV, alcoholism, and lupus. Although widespread — it affects 10–20 million people in the United States — information about the condition has been difficult to obtain. This essential guide explains what is known about peripheral neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics include drug therapy for the condition and its symptoms, interventional therapy, alternative medicines, caring for the feet, and much more. This book will enable patients to make informed decisions about their care.


Book News
In this guide for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy and their families, Dr. Latov (neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell U., New York) explains the basics of what is known about a condition that is common yet relatively unknown. He explains types of neuropathy and the types and functions of the peripheral nerves before focusing on specific symptoms, causes, and management options. Patients share accounts of their experiences. Resources are listed. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Springer Publishing
"Peripheral neuropathy affects 10 to 20 million people in the U.S, including ten per cent of all people who have diabetes. This condition has numerous causes, but can be associated with diseases such as HIV, alcoholism, and lupus, and may result from treatments for other medical conditions, such as cancer chemotherapy. Symptoms include pain, numbness, loss of balance, and tingling in the extremities. Although a widespread condition, most people don't know about it, and when diagnosed find it difficult to obtain information.

Peripheral Neuropathy, by Norman Latov, Professor of Neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, explains what we know about neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics covered include:

  • The causes of peripheral neuropathy
  • Drug therapy for the condition itself and for managing symptoms such as pain
  • Interventional therapy
  • Caring for your feet
  • Personal accounts of people living with neuropathy
  • Alternative medicines, and much more

This indispensable guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers."

Publisher Group West

Peripheral neuropathy is commonly associated with diseases such as diabetes, HIV, alcoholism, and lupus. Although a widespread condition — it affects 10-20 million people in the U.S. — information is often difficult to obtain. This essential guide explains what is known about neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. The book covers drug therapy for the condition and its symptoms, interventional therapy, alternative medicines, caring for the feet, and more, and allows patients to make informed decisions about their care.


Publisher: New York : Demos ; Staint Paul, MN : AAN Press : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, c2007
ISBN: 9781932603590
193260359X
Characteristics: xiii, 134 p. ; 23 cm

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