Diabetes can harm your nerves. That damage, called neuropathy, may be painful. It can happen in several ways, and they all seem to be related to blood sugar levels being too high for too long. To prevent it, work with your doctor to manage your blood sugar. You may hear your doctor mention the four types of diabetes-related neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal.
This type usually affects the feet and legs. Rare cases affect the arms, abdomen, and back.
Early symptoms usually get better when your blood sugar is under control. There are medications to help manage the discomfort.
What you should do:
This type usually affects the digestive system, especially the stomach. It can also affect the blood vessels, urinary system, and sex organs.
In your digestive system:
What you should do: You may need to eat smaller meals and take medication to treat it.
If you have it: Avoid standing up too quickly. You may also need to wear special stockings (ask your doctor about them) and take medicine.
Symptoms include: He may not be able to have or keep an erection, or he may have “dry” or reduced ejaculations.
What you should do: See your doctor, because there are other possible causes than diabetes. Treatment includes:
Symptoms include: Can include less vaginal lubrication and fewer or no orgasms.
What you should do: See your doctor. Treatments include:
In the Urinary System:
What you should do: Tell your doctor. Treatments may include:
Gastroparesis, also called “paralyzed stomach” is a serious condition manifested by delayed emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine after a meal. Young and middle-aged women are at the highest risk for developing idiopathic gastroparesis.
The common symptoms are-
Most people diagnosed with gastroparesis have idiopathic gastroparesis. The primary cause of gastroparesis is damage to or dysfunction of peripheral nerves and muscles. Other factors include:
1. Dietary changes
Eat smaller meals more frequently
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