neuropathy

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes

A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy. The symptoms affected include burning and sharply cutting pain, prickling sensations and numbness. "There appears to be a rather [...]

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain

Researchers at the Russian Medical Academy for Advanced Studies in Moscow theorized that because the potent antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) helps the overall health of the nerves, it may help improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage). In this double-blind study, a group of 120 patients with diabetic neuropathy were given either 600 mg of [...]

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there is no “cure” for diabetes, there are many [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

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