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Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti, Consultant MD
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Experience:  17 yrs experience in treating OPD & Emergency patients.
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I have just been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. is

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I have just been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. is there any treatment ?
JA: Do you have frequent headaches? Any issues with coordination or balance?
Customer: Yes. Problems with balance and numbness up to my knees
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: An unsuccessful hip replacement 5 years ago. No diabetes
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

What is your age?

Have you been advised any medications?

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Yes, peripheral neuropathy can be treated well.

You should consult a Neurologist for this.
Some general measures that are routinely advised for this are:
Electrolyte fluids: fluids like Gatorade and fruit juices are essential to correct any electrolyte deficiency.

Maintaining optimum weight: this is essential
Proper diet: a diet containing a lot of natural foods like salads and fruits, and also fish.
Vitamin supplements:Vitamin B and Vitamin E supplements are available at all pharmacies and is very helpful in this.
Exercise: exercise is the most important. Regular long walks of at least 30 minutes four to five times a week is necessary.
Treating stress and depression where present.

Besides this, there are several medicines for this.

Gabapentin is one of the best drugs that is used for peripheral neuropathy.

Other treatments are:

Alternative medicines:Topiramate (Topamax), pregabalin (Lyrica), carbamazepine (Tegretol) are some of the other drugs that you should discuss with your doctor.

Hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query.
If you need more help, please let me know so l can continue to assist you.
Thank you and I wish you the best of health - stay safe!
Dr. P. Jyoti

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Many thanks. I will talk to my doctor. Are the medications you mention available over the counter?
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

The vitamins are available but not the medicines.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Very happy. Thanks very much.