What is Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy, often referred to as just “neuropathy”, is a medical condition in which the nerves that travel from the brain and spinal cord, to other parts of the body, function improperly. People who suffer from this condition commonly experience burning, tingling, numbness and/or shooting pains to their feet, legs or hands. These symptoms are usually worse at night.
It is estimated that 25 million people in the US suffer from peripheral neuropathy. There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy. A partial list of causes includes diabetes, thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, alcoholism, trauma, autoimmune diseases, infections and exposure to toxins. Sometimes no cause can be determined and the condition is then called an idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. About 60% of people with peripheral neuropathy have either a diabetic or idiopathic peripheral neuropathy.
Thiamine deficiency, a well-known cause of peripheral neuropathy, has recently been shown to be common in diabetics, the elderly, people with a history of excessive alcohol consumption, people on certain medications and people who have had stomach surgery. The good news is that thiamine deficiency is treatable and when it is reversed the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may be greatly improved.
NeuRemedy contains a lipid soluble, highly bioactive form of thiamine that, when taken properly, may reverse thiamine deficiency and the associated symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that accompany it.