If you suffer from diabetes, you are familiar with medications. There are insulin shots and pumps or pills that help supply the insulin your body lacks. There are antidepressants or immunosuppressive medications that may help your brain and immune system handle the symptoms. There are also pain relievers or patches and anti-seizure drugs for nerve pain. However, there is another diabetic neuropathy treatment that works a bit differently. It is designed to help build healthy nerves as well as maintain better sugar levels. It’s a dietary supplement called NeuRx-TF Tablets®.
Help from the Goodness of Foods
Many of you would rather try to help your body heal and treat itself whenever possible. That is what this supplement tries to do. It is composed of four main elements:
- Alpha-lipoid acid is an antioxidant (a chemical resembling a vitamin) that occurs naturally in foods like yeast, certain organ meats, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes. It is used to treat nerve pain and numbness associated with neuropathy.
- Benfotiamine is a type of fat-soluble vitamin B1 found in whole grains, egg yolks, peanuts, and bananas, among other foods. The supplement is used to prevent complications of diabetes such as blindness and stroke by blocking the way high blood sugar harms your tissues and also helps relieve nerve pain in the extremities.
- Pyridoxene (Vitamin B6) appears in foods like cereals, beans, vegetables, and eggs, and can also be manufactured in a lab. The supplement is used for nerve pain as well as for heart disease and high cholesterol—problems related to diabetes.
- Vitamin B12 is present in meat, fish, and milk products but can also be made in a lab. Your body needs this vitamin for the brain, nerves, and blood cells to function as they should.
What Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment Does
This condition involves nerve damage in your feet and legs. Damaged nerves can cause numbness and loss of sensation, which is dangerous because you can’t feel heat, cold, or pain and could sustain an injury without realizing it. This is what can often develop into a non-healing ulcer and possibly lead to amputation. The damaged nerves could also misfire, sending pain signals to the brain for no reason. You end up with tingling, burning, painful extremities.
Most neuropathy treatments are used to relieve these symptoms. NeuRx-TF Tablets® are designed to work at a more basic level, addressing the causes of your nerve dysfunction. By giving your body the nutrients and antioxidants it needs to repair the nerves and improve their function, their purpose is to help head off or treat the damage that leads to neuropathy.
Call Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists in Texas today at (512) 328-8900 to set up an appointment with Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS. We can assess your diabetes and nerve health and devise the best diabetic neuropathy treatment for your situation. Trust us to help you maintain great foot and leg health, so you can continue to live an active and full life with diabetes.