Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is an organic compound found with antioxidant properties. It is formed in the mitochondria of the cells in the human body. It is found naturally in the body, and it is present in various foods also. It treats diabetes and helps in weight loss. It reduces inflammation, lowers blood sugar levels, and slows the process of skin aging. Red meat and organ meats are excellent sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It promotes healthy nerve function.

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What percent of peripheral neuropathy patients recover and live a normal life?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and was just diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. In the last five months, I lost 100 pounds from bariatric surgery, and in the third month, my food intake was very low due to esophagitis causing me not to eat. The neuropathy is just in my feet, and it is just burni...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that cooper and homocysteine are really rare causes of neuropathy. The main causes are: 1) Thyroid gland dysfunction. 2) Vitamin B12 deficiency. 3) Vitamin E deficiency. 4) Vitamin B1 deficiency. 5) Diabetes. 6) Vita...  Read Full »

Can prediabetes cause neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question about peripheral neuropathy in the feet caused by metabolic syndrome and prediabetes. I was diagnosed with prediabetes two months back, and I was at a very early stage along with a triglyceride level of 1.97, which is slightly high. I had elevated blood pressure and gai...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that we can not make predictions if this neuropathy will subside because if it is related to diabetes, it usually does not subside. But, if it is related to malnutrition, weight loss, and diet, there are good...  Read Full »

Will penile numbness heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered a stretch to my penis during sex, and now it has gone completely numb and no sensation. Is there any treatment that will restore the sensation? Will the nerves heal on their own?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to a damaged nerve. But, the good thing is that you are going to recover spontaneously. I recommend taking vitamin B complex supplements and Alpha-Lipoic acid (600 mg twice daily) to help improve your situation faster. You should t...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Alsody for a longer duration?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is having pain in collar bone and ribs. Her vitamin D was low and ESR is high. She was given tablets as enclosed and had done an MRI scan for the right lower back pain. Our doctor prescribed Alsody for six months, now she is having muscle pain in thighs. I understand other ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will answer your each questions. ProLong is a anti-inflammatory medication. Now your wife's CRP value is less than 5 which is normal. Earlier, it must be prescribed to bring down the inflammatory markers. Since they are normalized now, no further medication is ...  Read Full »

Can I take alpha-lipoic acid and L-lysine together?

Query: Hello doctor,Can I take alpha-lipoic acid and L-lysine together? Also, does L-lysine help in dizziness?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you are concerned about the drug to drug interactions and also L-lysine role in helping dizziness. L-lysine has no established role in helping with dizziness. Although there are some studies showing benefits to some extent, in patients with chronic anxie...  Read Full »

Are altered taste and less saliva production related to Bell's palsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have followed your advice regarding back pain. My pain is minimal, and I am still continuing with the exercise. Now, I have another problem. My appetite has become very poor, and I cannot eat most of the things I used to eat before. This became an issue even before the Bell's palsy prob...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your symptoms in detail. Both altered taste and less saliva are actually because of your Bell's palsy. As you know, Bell's palsy affects the facial nerve. Facial nerve function includes taste perception as well as 50% of saliva production. The alt...  Read Full »

How can dark skin patches in my underarms and groin area be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 182 cm and my weight is 87 kg. I am a fair-skinned person. I have dark skin patches on my elbows,neck,underarms, groin area, and on the buttocks. I have been aware of this condition for the last six years. I was thinking there was nothing serious. I also have dark cir...  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern is that of pseudoacanthosis nigricans. This may be due to any of the following reasons: Hereditary Obesity Hypothyroidism Insulin resistance Psychiatric medications Asthma or steroid medication Idiopathic conditions There is nothing serious. For more inf...  Read Full »

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