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Suggest treatment for numbness in feet of a diabetic patient

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Posted on Fri, 7 Aug 2015
Question: I am a diabetic experiencing numbness and cold in both feet and sometimes pain. What can I do to help this problem?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
For how long have you and diabetes?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this numbness and cold sensation that you have reported. Your symptoms are suggestive of diabetic neuropathy which is caused by nerves being damaged by diabetes. This is more common in persons who have had diabetes for many years or have had poorly controlled sugars.

Treatment is often with drugs used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. The most commonly used are gabapentin and Fluoxetin. I will suggest that you talk to oyoru testing doctor about the possibilities of getting a prescription for diabetic neuropathy. All these medications require a doctors prescriptions and laws prohibit this being done online.

Other measures include good control of diabetes, heathy diet, regular exercise and gentle massage.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Brief Answer: For how long have you and diabetes? Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this numbness and cold sensation that you have reported. Your symptoms are suggestive of diabetic neuropathy which is caused by nerves being damaged by diabetes. This is more common in persons who have had diabetes for many years or have had poorly controlled sugars. Treatment is often with drugs used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. The most commonly used are gabapentin and Fluoxetin. I will suggest that you talk to oyoru testing doctor about the possibilities of getting a prescription for diabetic neuropathy. All these medications require a doctors prescriptions and laws prohibit this being done online. Other measures include good control of diabetes, heathy diet, regular exercise and gentle massage. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.