Polyneuropathy is when peripheral nerves become damaged. There are about 200 causes and triggers of polyneuropathy and about 22 million people in the world suffer from it. Pain manifests itself in cramps, or tingling in the legs or hands. Treatment of polyneuropathy includes analgesics containing capsaicin.
Balsams that contain capsaicin can help alleviate polyneuropathy. If you are experiencing cramps at night, cold limbs or tingling, try Kapsamax. The 12 herb balsam effectively helps relax muscles, improve blood circulation in the affected areas and does not have any adverse effects on the body.
Treat polyneuropathy naturally
Polyneuropathy treatment with capsaicin is becoming increasingly popular. Active component capsaicin, which you can find in our Kapsamax balsam, directly targets the affected area and relieves chronic pain.
Are you suffering from inflammation? In this case, it is not advised to use capsaicin. Instead, turn to our natural anti-inflammatory analgesic - white willow bark. Willow bark together with other 13 herbs creates a powerful healing formula of the Salikort gel. Following the application, Salikort helps regenerate and relax muscles and relieve pain.
Another effective form of treatment is that of vitamins and herbal teas. Ginkgo biloba is famous for improving blood circulation. CalMag contains an effective combination of calcium and magnesium to help bring sufficient relief as well. Regenerate muscles with our herbal tea Go - an herbal blend of 6 herbs brings many benefits to the musculoskeletal system.
Your symptoms will depend on the type of neuropathy you have and on the nerves affected. These nerves can be either autonomous, sensual, motoric or a combination of these. Symptoms vary from patient to patient and may be manifested by:
- Temporary or permanent insensitivity
- Tingling in limbs
- Pinching or burning
- Heightened sensitivity to touch
- Muscle pain
- Malfunctioning organs or glands
Common causes and types of polyneuropathy
- Diabetes - diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects 12 to 50 percent of people with diabetes and is one of the most common forms of polyneuropathy. Numbness is the most common, troubling symptom of nerve damage due to diabetes.
- Excessive alcohol consumption - can damage nerve tissue. A lack of nutrients contributes to neuropathy.
- Autoimmune stages - the immune system attacks the body and can cause damage to nerves and other areas.
- Bacterial or viral infections - some infections can lead to neuropathy including Lyme borreliosis, shingles, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
- Bone marrow diseases
- Exposure to toxins - toxic neuropathy can be caused by exposure to industrial chemicals such as arsenic, lead, mercury. Drugs and use of other chemicals is also a risk factor that can lead to polyneuropathy.
- Hereditary diseases - certain conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, are forms of hereditary neuropathy.
- Powerful drugs - chemotherapy combined with other drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment can cause neuropathy as well.
- Insufficient nutrition - lack of vitamins B-1, B-6, B12 and E can lead to polyneuropathy.
- Physical trauma or injury - repeated movements, accidents or other injuries can damage peripheral nerves and trigger polyneuropathy.
The most common models of polyneuropathy are:
Chronic symmetric polyneuropathy: The largest group of polyneuropathies that progressively develop and affect the nerves in the body.
Acute symmetric polyneuropathy: Rare but serious disease. Fast developing form of polyneuropathy that affects the nerves is most commonly developed when suffering from autoimmune diseases. It attacks peripheral nervous system and can have fatal consequences.
Multiple polyneuropathy: This form of polyneuropathy can cause damage to two different nerve areas and can result in vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) or in some forms of cancer.
Our nervous system is composed of a network of nerve fibers that pass excitations (signals) from the brain to the spinal cord and to other peripheral parts of the body. In the case of polyneuropathy, some or all of the nerve is damaged, so it is no longer able to transmit information. This condition affects our mobility, muscle, skin and internal organ functions.
Polyneuropathy treatment can be demanding. The main goal of polyneuropathy treatment is finding out the cause to relieve the symptoms.
Polyneuropathy treatment uses:
- Painkillers, drugs for spasms, or antidepressants. These can relieve pain which is one of the main causes of polyneuropathy.
- Various therapies to relieve polyneuropathy symptoms.
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The electrodes placed on the skin deliver a gentle electric current at different frequencies.
- Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin. These procedures help suppress the activity of the immune system. They are used in patients with certain inflammatory conditions.
- Plasma replacement. It includes blood removal, removal of antibodies and other proteins from the blood and its subsequent return to the body.
- Physical therapy. Effective for muscle weakness. Physical therapy can help improve mobility and motor skills.
- Natural way. The most natural form of treatment for polyneuropathy symptoms. Thanks to the strength of herbs, the body can regenerate and respond better to treatment. Give your body the best treatment in the form of Kapsamax and Salikort balsams.
If you want to restore your body’s strength and enjoy pain-free moments, try the natural solutions from Hillvital.