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    Is Alpha-Lipoic Acid effective at treating leg pain while having high BP?

Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Right side leg pains is bad in the morning. Should I use Alpha Lipoic Acid ? I have high blood pressure and high chlestrol and I am taking the medications. I have neck pains, so my Dr. recommended it. Can you suggest me the right supplement to take for the cure of the leg pains. Both legs are burning feeling at the night. My Doctor sent me many Doctors and tests, no good result so far. I hope you can give the suggestions to cure my leg pains. I am going to see the Doctor to get the Trygerpoint shots for my neck. I thank you for your wonderful helps.
May God bless your always,

Rumi Gaughan
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Different possibilities need details more to go through the depth of issue.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different possibilities as
- peripheral neuropathy - vascular insufficiency - deficiency of certain
elements as trace elements , vitamins or else - diabetes - others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - duration , exact extent of areas involved on both legs , aggravating ,
relieving factors .
2. Is there lower back ache .
3. Any tingling , numbness in soles .
4. Diabetes present or not .
5. Difficulty in walking if any .
6. Level of activity means actively XXXXXXX or house confined .
7. Smoking if any .
8. Reports available if any would be of great help .

* Regarding alpha lipoic acid can be consumed for certain advantages as
- prevention of cell damage .
- restoring vitamin c , e levels .
- improves function and conduction of neurons .

Awaiting for your response .

Wishing you fine health ahead .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 hours later

Here are my answers.

1. Involved on both legs, but the right leg is much worth than the left one. In the morning, the right leg heart and not easy to walk. I have to use the pain cream to ease the burning pains on the both legs at night time.
2. No back ache.
3. Yes. But they are not too bad.
4. My Doctor warned me not to eat unhealthy foods to avoid, I will not to get a diabetes.
5. Yes, it is difficult to walk out of the bed. Usually the ache desappear after putting the pain cream (old two goats cream).
6. 60% I do exercise almost 3 times a week
7. I never smoked.
8. I went to see the Neurologist Doctor. I am going to see the Doctor again.

Thank you so much for your wonderful help, sir.

May God bless you always,
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Neurology seemingly root cause.recommendations provided.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome dear

Thanks for the details .

* More likely possibility of neurology related issue .

* Suggestions at present

- Balanced nutritious diet .
- Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids .
- Neurologist consultation for medicinal supplementation like pre gabaline or
others .

- Exercise is must daily for minimum 30 minutes without fail .
Focus more on your lower back , as the root cause is there .
- Heating pad applications at places also will give better results .
- Keep your BP , blood sugar , cholesterol , body weight under control .

Hope this will help you for sure .
Welcome for any further assistance .

Wish you fast recovery from the same .
Warm regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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