Peripheral Neuropathy affects 15-20 million people over the age of 40 in the United States. It is a disease which primarily affects the terminal end- branches of peripheral nerves. Small fiber peripheral neuropathy often manifests as pain, tingling or numbness and often occurs secondary to diseases such as diabetes. At least 6 out of 10 people with diabetes develop some degree of peripheral neuropathy during their lifetime. Once the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy is tested for and confirmed by your podiatrist, there are products available at our office to effectively improve epidermal nerve health.
NeuRx-TF is a safe and inexpensive product that contain substances that play a critical role in optimizing nerve health. Alpha-Lipoic Acid also known as ALA is used by the body to help metabolize glucose. ALA also protects peripheral nerves in persons who are at risk and those who have developed peripheral neuropathy. Benfotiamine functions to block destructive biochemical pathways that enable high blood sugar levels to damage nerves and small blood vessels. Vitamin B6 also plays a role in the production of crucial neurotransmitters and in the formation of nerve sheath that is an essential structure in the function of peripheral nerves. Vitamin B12 has been shown to help decrease symptoms related to diabetes associated small fiber peripheral neuropathy. NeuRx-TF should be taken once a day following results from an Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density test that can be conducted in our office. Ask your podiatrist today if you are suffering from numbness, tingling or burning pain in your feet.