Diabetic polyneuropathy is called peripheral nerve damage, in which a person’s limbs lose temperature and pain sensitivity. This phenomenon is one of the most common complications that occur in diabetes mellitus. With a disease such as diabetic polyneuropathy, symptoms may appear several years after the onset of its development. And this pathology occurs in approximately 80% of patients.
Diabetic polyneuropathy, symptoms
The manifestations of the disease, first of all, depend on the degree of involvement of nerve (motor, autonomic and sensory) fibers in the pathological process.
Disorders from the motor fibers usually manifest as muscle weakness, which further leads to their complete atrophy or areflexia. In severe cases, this manifests itself in the inability to move independently or to hold objects with your hands. Sensory disturbances are manifested in the form of a decrease in tactile and pain sensitivity. There may also be swelling of the extremities, bursting pains, changes in sweating.
Diabetic polyneuropathy, treatment
The main place is occupied by compensation of diabetes mellitus. The complex therapy includes pain relievers, especially when diagnosed with diabetic polyneuropathy of the lower extremities, as well as antioxidants and vitamins (Glucoberry). In order to prevent this complication, experts recommend that patients with diabetes use special DIALINE socks, which have an antibacterial and wound-healing effect.
It is important to remember that nerve fibers are not restored, so this disease needs timely diagnosis and treatment.