Different Types of Diabetic Neuropathy | Best Diabetes Hospital In Kathmandu, Nepal

September, 09, 2022 news detail

Diabetic Neuropathy or else Diabetes is the leading cause of Neuropathy. Neuropathy refers to damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves. It can result in issues such as numbness, tingling, muscle weakness as well as pain in the affected area. Diabetes can cause Neuropathy in almost 50% of individual patients. 

Nevertheless, Chronic long-standing diabetes affects neurons. Sensory nerves are the first to get affected at first followed by automated neurons which are responsible for controlling internal organs. Likewise, Motor neurons are also affected later in life. 

However, early detection of Diabetic Neuropathy can be a lifesaver. Nonetheless, you can also go for the Best Diabetes treatment in Kathmandu, Nepal to prevent further neuropathy aftermaths. Similarly, Norvic International Hospital hosts many Best Diabetes Doctors in Kathmandu under one roof. Hence, Norvic is thereby known as one of the best Diabetes Hospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Talking about Diabetic Neuropathy, there are almost 8 Different types of Diabetic Neuropathies. Diabetes patients may develop these one at a time. They are:

  1. Peripheral Neuropathy
  2. Autonomic Neuropathy
  3. Neuropathy in the Digestive System
  4. Reproductive Urinary Neuropathy
  5. Hypoglycemia Unawareness
  6. Mononeuropathy or Facial Neuropathy
  7. Vonial Neuropathy
  8. Proximal Neuropathy

Quick Fact: Men have higher chance of getting diagnosed with Diabetes when compared to Female.

Types of Diabetic Neuropathies

  1. Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy or also known as Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy and is one of the most common Neuropathies that affects up to 50% of patients. It affects the longest sensation axons that convey to the feet, then legs and bones. Also, it involves multiple peripheral nerves on both sides of the body.

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Other symptoms include Numbness, tingling and burning sensations that worsen at night. Furthermore, patients are more sensitive to pain or loss of pain sensations which can increase the risk of serious infection. Muscle weakness, drop in blood pressure as well as excessive sweating or not being able to sweat are some of the symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy.

Diabetes is the main cause of Peripheral Neuropathy followed by other factors such as several rare inherited diseases, Alcoholism, Nutrition/Vitamin deficiency, and Kidney/thyroid disease. Moreover, infections such as Lyme disease, shingles and AIDS are also recognised as their causes.

  1. Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy is a case where the nerves that control your internal organs are damaged. It directly affects and damages cardiac nerves that regulate BP (Blood Pressure) and HR (Heart Rate). As this reaction reacts slowly to change the position, the patient feels a light headache and Rapid Heart Rate. 

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Diabetes is the most common cause of autonomic neuropathy along with other health conditions, including viral or bacterial infections. Certain inherited disorders as well as irregular protein buildup also can cause Autonomic Neuropathy.

Patients are recommended to visit doctors when facing any of these signs of Autonomic Neuropathy. Furthermore, for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, doctors suggest performing annual autonomic neuropathy screening. Not to forget to mention, patients with Type 1 Diabetes are advised for annual screening beginning five years after diagnosis.

  1. Neuropathy in the Digestive System

Diabetes patients may develop a neuropathy affecting the control of gastric and/or intestinal motor function as well as sensory innervation thus causing Neuropathy in the Digestive System. Similarly, diabetes patients with partial paralysis of the stomach are also regarded as having Neuropathy in the Digestive System. 

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Neuropathy in the Digestive System can cause Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, difficulty in swallowing, slow stomach emptying as well as bowel problems. It mainly infects patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Neuropathy treatment can be treated in three ways: Dietary Treatment, Pharmacological Treatment as well as Gastric Electrical Stimulation. 

  1. Reproductive Urinary Neuropathy

Reproductive Urinary Neuropathy can lead to urinary retention, Sexual dysfunction for nerves and damage in the eyes that causes a slower adjustment to changes in light and darkness.

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Similarly, Nerves damages sweat glands ultimately resulting in the absence of sweat or heavy sweating, especially at night. Likewise, different parts of the body may produce sweat differently. Moreover, you can suffer from Kidney Disease, Bladder Dysfunction as well as other Urinary Tract Infections.

  1. Hypoglycemia Unawareness

In Hypoglycemia Unawareness, the patient's body is unaware of its signs and symptoms of it. For example; Hunger, shaking, and dizziness cannot be felt. Similarly, the patient may pass out before taking measures.

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Hypoglycemia is a relatively common condition primarily affecting diabetic patients treated with insulin or other hypoglycemic drugs and insulinoma patients.

  1. Mononeuropathy or Facial Neuropathy

Mononeuropathy or Facial Neuropathy results in dysfunction of single nerves, typically due to entrapment. For example, Carpal tunnel syndrome is where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the narrow tunnel in the wrist causing pain, numbness and tingling sensation in the hands.

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Facial Neuropathy is damage to a nerve outside the brain and spinal cord. It is most often caused by injury and diseases that affect the entire body resulting in isolated nerve damage. Nevertheless, long-term pressure on a nerve due to swelling or injury can result in mononeuropathy.  

  1. Cranial Neuropathy

Cranial Neuropathy causes eye ache, double vision, and loss of control of facial Palsy (Bell’s Palsy). The cranial nerves are those that arise directly from your brain or brainstem. They often affect areas like the face and eyes.

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Cranial Neuropathy can be caused because of many various reasons, they are infections, cancer, increased intracranial pressure from a tumour, head trauma, or brain swelling. Congenital cranial neuropathies, microvascular cranial nerve palsy, autoimmune abnormalities, aneurysm as well as inflammatory diseases.

Although Cranial Neuropathy can’t always be prevented but however controlling common causes can help to reduce the risk of developing neuropathy. Reducing risk factors for diabetes, and stroke, lowering blood pressure and following a healthy lifestyle can somehow help in preventing Cranial Neuropathy.

  1. Proximal Neuropathy

Polyradiculopathy (Proximal Neuropathy), diabetes and amyotrophy are rare but very much severe. It directly affects the hip, buttock and chest but typically on one side of the body only. The patient can feel severe pain in the affected areas through muscles, weakness as well as waste. 

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Polyradiculopathy (Proximal Neuropathy) can be prevented by controlling diabetes which can prevent nerve damage and slows the progress of damage. 

Taking medicine for severe pain, Anti-conclusions/ Antidepressants Physical therapy treatment for entropion of nerves is suggested. Although diet changing to Smaller Meals is recommended, treating low BP by increasing salt and water, and timely medication is also compulsory.

Quick Tip: Drinking a lot of water can help Diabetes patients to flush the toxins away.

Diabetic Neuropathy/ Diabetes Treatment in Kathmandu, Nepal

Currently, people of Nepal above 40 years tend to get affected by Diabetes more than any other age group. Especially men are counted in a higher percentage than women when it comes to Diabetes. However, Diabetes Treatment in Kathmandu, Nepal hasn’t gotten the attention that it needs in terms of awareness.

However, there are lots of dedicated Diabetes clinics, hospitals and centres in Kathmandu. But not all of them are good when it comes to treating Diabetes hospitals. Only a few of them consist of good doctors that can cure your diabetes problem. Norvic International Hospital is regarded as one of the Best diabetes hospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Furthermore, Norvic International Hospital hosts the Best Diabetes Doctors in Kathmandu, Nepal. All of these doctors are renowned Doctors that have earned fame by curing thousands of patients diagnosed with Diabetic Neuropathy or Diabetes.

Treating Diabetes is the first step to treating different Diabetic Neuropathy. There are different tests done and analyzed until the neuropathy is defined and the process to treat it goes further. Norvic International Hospital has all the equipment and medical technologies needed to treat any kind of Diabetic Neuropathies when identified. Therefore, Norvic is one of the Best Diabetes Hospitals that provides the Best Diabetes treatment in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Let’s look at the Best Diabetes Doctors in Kathmandu that Norvic International Hospital has under its roof. 

List Of Best Diabetes Doctors in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Dr. Madhu Pandey Sunday - Friday
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Dr. Dina Shrestha Sunday - Friday
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dr. Kamakshya Shah Sunday - Friday
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Quick Fact: 50% of all people with Diabetes are undiagnosed.

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