Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage seen in diabetic patients. The nerves of the legs and feet are affected commonly. The symptoms are pain, weakness, and numbness in the legs. Peripheral neuropathy, which affects the legs, is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy, and there is no cure for it.

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My 51-year-old diabetic mother has numbness in her legs and pain in her feet. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 51 years old, and she has diabetes. She was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago. Last year, she started to feel numbness in her legs. Her sugar level was 340 to 400 mg/dL. After changing the medicines, her sugar level is 160 to 180 mg/dL. The numb feeling in her legs is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail, and I will surely help you. The numbness and pain are caused by diabetic neuropathy. It is a complication of diabetes commonly seen in patients with long-standing uncontrolled sugar levels. The sugar gets deposited on nerves, thus...  Read Full »

Does Troynuron SR tablet have side effects?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old, and I am hypertensive for the past 12 years and diabetic for the past seven years. I am using Tozaar 50, one tablet for my hypertension and Amaryl 1 mg, half tablet before break fast and half tablet before dinner, for my diabetes. Of late, during intercourse, I am not...  Read Full »


Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your erectile dysfunction is due to autonomic neuropathy, meaning a dysfunction of the nerve. Troynuron SR tablet is a multivitamin combination of Methylcobalamin and Folate. It is used to treat neuropathy. There is no need to fear about its side effects. Keep sug...  Read Full »

Can my dad's left leg pain be linked to a stroke he had seven years ago?

Query: Hello doctor,My father suffered a stroke seven years ago that got the right side of his body numb and non-functioning. But, after all these years, he constantly refers to pain in his left leg. Can you tell me what would give him relief from this pain? I am attaching his latest reports here.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The possible explanation for the left-sided leg pain of your father is neuropathy. It can be contributed by the same factors that caused the stroke. The commo...  Read Full »

Can the burning sensation in my fingers while touching something be related to diabetes or hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive. My problem is, if I touch anything with my fingers, I get a burning sensation and I drop it down. Please advise me on this.  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaints and previous history of diabetes, I think you are suffering from peripheral neuropathy secondary to diabetes mellitus. I will recommend some medications as mentioned below. Also, some investigations are to be performed. Investigations to be done ...  Read Full »

What can we do for faster recovery of diabetic foot ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 53 years old  and she weighs 60 kg. She has fell down and tried home remedy for foot but, the foot has become worse. Now she is hospitalized. Her sugar level was 295 on the first day and now they have controlled it with insulin and today her sugar level is 180. What can w...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures, it is a clearly indicative of diabetic foot ulceration (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since she has uncontrolled diabetes, the nerves and blood vessels to the foot have been affected and have become ulcerated. The depth of the w...  Read Full »

Can vitamin B12 deficiency damage the nerve and affect the feet?

Query: Hi doctor,I am diabetic, suffering from left side chest pain for the past 1.5 years, and have high triglycerides. I have symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness, anxiety, and numbness in the legs. I did a CT angiography test, lipid profile, ECG, ECHO, and TMT. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your ECG (echocardiography) and TMT (treadmill test) are all normal but triglycerides are on higher side due to obesity with fatty liver changes and gallbladder stone. Your symptoms are not ...  Read Full »

How to treat the nerve pain in the foot of my mother, who is diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is diabetic for last 11 years. She is on insulin for the last six years. Now, she is not feeling well, as she has a nerve pain in her foot and ankles. The skin of her foot is getting rough from the last year. She is losing her appetite and is very weak. She is currently on Novo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query about your mother and saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that she has uncontrolled diabetes as well as diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest adding the following to her existing medications: Tablet Vildagliptin...  Read Full »

My penis, when erect, is not as hard as it used to be. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male, and I am diabetic. From the last year, my penis when erect is not as hard as it used to be. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. One of the manifestations of diabetic neuropathy is erectile dysfunction. You will need good blood sugar control and try neurotropic drugs. You can also discuss with your endocrinologist or physician who is treating your diabetes regarding pho...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from numbness and itching in my hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning and 30...  Read Full »

How do we manage neuropathy in diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 55-year-old female who took her first dosage of the vaccine before 25 days. Now she suffers from hand and leg pain on the side the vaccine was taken. She is not having a proper sleep because of this pain. If the spray is used, she is getting relief, but the pain is once ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which part exactly is she having pain? Pain may be due to neuropathy or reduced Calcium and Vitamin D (possibly). In diabetics, it is more likely to be neuropathy. Therefore, she needs Calcium supplements and high-dose Vitamin D. I suggest her with: Tablet Shelcal ...  Read Full »

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