Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders directly influenced by diabetes.
Anywhere between 60 – 70% of people with diabetes have some form of diabetic pain, usually neuropathy, with around 25% of all diabetics suffering nerve damage.
Whatever the cause, nerve pain can be a serious problem which affects the everyday life of roughly 16 million Americans daily.
Nerves are an essential part of our bodies, allowing us to function normally.
Therefore, nerve pain can be quite frustrating and life-changing to say the least.
The Low Down On Nerve Pain
Prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can damage delicate nerve fibers, causing diabetic neuropathy.
Other factors contributing to diabetic neuropathy include:
- Inflammation in the nerves caused by an autoimmune response
- Genetic factors
- Smoking and alcohol abuse
The signs and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy vary, depending on the type of nerves affected.
Diabetic neuropathy is complicated.
Treatment, however, is simple.
To find out more on blood sugar levels & neuropathy, please read Diabetic Neuropathy & Blood Sugar Levels.
Uncontrolled pain can severely impact everyday life.
While nerve pain cannot be cured, it can be treated to restore a normal quality of life.
Unfortunately the condition is long-term, so learning how to treat it effectively is crucial to a future without chronic pain.
Finally, there is a different approach to traditional forms of medication. Medication which has proven to be ineffective.
Compounding is nothing new however…
Early during the 19th century, community pharmacists successfully treated everyone with nothing more than the knowledge of medicine and the direct feedback from their patients.
They were able to customize medication uniquely to address the different symptoms and requirements of each patient individually.
At last, modern medicine has taken a step back by recognizing that even patients diagnosed with similar conditions display different symptoms with unique requirements.
Compounding pain treatment comes in the form of creams, ointments, gels and lotions which are applied directly to the affected areas.
This topical treatment not only provides relief from nerve pain and inflammation, but removing oral medication from any treatment brings with it a host of benefits.
Benefits Of Compounding
The current medical treatment of neuropathic pain is inadequate.
Traditional forms of medication are mostly systemic and affect the central nervous system.
It also brings a myriad of side-effects and other major complications.
These may include:
- Severe skin irritation
- Internal bleeding
- Heart attacks
- Loss of taste
- Enlarged breast and a decrease in testicles size in men
With the help of a compounded pain cream, diabetic neuropathy and the related pain can finally be controlled.
Advantages of using transdermal compound cream include:
- Improving patient compliance due to the nature of the medication
- Virtually zero side effects
- Dosage strengths of medication can be altered
- Dyes and / or fillers can be removed
- Focused treatment by targeting the affected area
- Can combine several medications into a single topical compound
- Not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system
Compounding fits perfectly into the concept of personalized medication and is therefore the obvious solution for pain management.
Please read Custom Compounding For Chronic Pain Finally Uncovered for more information on compound creams.