Can alcoholic neuropathy be reversed? Well, it's a tough situation. Most alcoholics have practiced their lifestyle for years, and even a month or two of abstinence is sometimes not enough to reverse all the effects. But if one really decides to change his or her life, a lot of improvement can be made. Even a full recovery is technically possible. Here in this article, we'll go through some of the symptoms and effects of this condition, and we'll also talk about how these types of things can actually be mitigated or reversed.
The types of nerve damage that can occur from long-term diabetes, alcoholism, and neuropathy are difficult to manage. Many people experience pain, weakness, and even numbness in their extremities. However, to be honest, these types of processes can be reduced and even reversed through intense physical therapy, dietary changes, and reversing the negative behaviors that caused the problems in the first place. Much of the reversal process also depends on how deep and powerful the initial damage is. Often, if the subject hasn't been involved in destructive behaviors for a very long time, the situation can be reversed fairly quickly. Unfortunately, for many subjects, they have simply been doing bad things for too long, and nerve cells that are actually dead can't regenerate.
Don't give up hope, though, because nerve cells that aren't completely dead do have the ability to regenerate somewhat. At the very least, you can experience significant improvement if you decide it's time to work hard for change. The first solution is so simple to spell out, but in practice is obviously extremely touchy. That is, the subject must decide to stop drinking alcohol. This, of course, sometimes requires the help of a third party, and we certainly recommend that if you're suffering from this disease, you seek the help of a qualified physician and a qualified behavioral therapist as soon as possible. Get help. We're literally talking about your life.
Basically, you have to completely eliminate all alcohol intake for this to work. If you don't decide to take this step, the disease will progress. If your nerves are having problems, the next thing that will happen is that the negative issues affecting the nerves will begin to affect the internal organs. It doesn't take an Einstein to realize that this is a bad thing, and it also means that the individual will begin to have problems with things like digestion and processing of food, basic ambulatory movement, and even things like urinary tract and sexual side effects will begin to occur.
One of the things that is “missing” in the bodies of people who drink a lot of alcohol is vitamin B. This is because when the liver and kidneys process alcohol (which is basically a poison, after all), they also remove vitamin B from the body. Unfortunately, many other nutrients also get this treatment, so if you drink a lot, you're robbing your own body of a lot of things it needs, even if you're eating proper and nutritious food. Speaking of food, that's the next step in the program after eliminating all alcohol. The step is to move toward eating completely unprocessed foods, also known as “raw foods“. Your body needs the uncut, unprocessed nutrients of fruits and vegetables right now. Simple sugars and complex carbohydrates are the enemy. Anything that causes your body to go into “fat storage mode” is something to avoid; this means sugary things like soda and candy are definitely out. Alcohol is basically a simple sugar made from grains that at the end of the day is not unlike a soda while in your bloodstream in some ways. It's a super good idea to get your blood checked right away and for you to know your glucose levels in your bloodstream. Of course, when you go to get this done, the doctors should be able to offer a lot of personalized tips on how to alleviate and attack the problems of low blood sugar.
Finally, there are medications that can help, whether they're over-the-counter solutions like vitamins and creams, or prescription drugs that can affect the way your body processes food. Again, see your doctor, follow these rules, and good luck! Furthermore, remember to check out our online shop for a selection of effective neuropathy aids.
I have been diagnosed with neuropathy which appeared the first week of May. I’ve had the EMG testing which supposedly confirmed it. My symptoms occur off and on during the day/night. What I feel is a quick 5-10 second numbing followed by about a minute of weakness starting from my heels and moving up my body. At no time is there any pain. I’m due for a follow-up appt with my neurologist. After reading about neuropathy symptoms (nerve pain) I am curious as to my diagnosis.