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Glossary for Diabetic neuropathy

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy: Neurological changes due to nerve damage from long-term alcohol consumption
  • Autonomic nerve disorders: A disorder of the nervous system concerned with regulation of activity of cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and glands, usually restricted to the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
  • Autonomic neuropathy: A disorder of the nervous system concerned with regulation of activity of cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and glands, usually restricted to the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
  • Behavioral disorders: Disorders affecting behavior and emotional wellbeing
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
  • Cigarette Smoking -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that cigarette smoking during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diabetes-like conditions: Medical conditions that appear to be similar to diabetes.
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is a diabetic complication that occurs from neuropathy of the stomach nerve (called the "vagus nerve"). This causes digestive difficulties as the food starts to move too slowly through the stomach.
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic nerve damage affecting toes, feet, and sometimes hands.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Eye neuropathy: Neuropathy of the eye nerves
  • Finger paresthesia: Finger tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Foot paresthesia: Foot tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Frey's syndrome: A rare condition where the ears and/or cheeks become flushed or sweaty upon eating spicy, hot or bitter substances or chocolate. Injury to the facial nerve near the parotic gland causes the condition.
  • Gastroparesis: Slow stomach emptying from stomach nerve damage
  • Hand paresthesia: Hand tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • High Cholesterol: High levels of blood cholesterol, triglycerides, or other lipids.
  • Hypertension: High blood pressure
  • Impotence: Inability to attain or sustain an erection.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Open-angle glaucoma: Vision damage from a slow chronic buildup of fluid pressure in the eye.
  • Orthostatic hypotension: Sudden low blood pressure when a person stands up or changes posture.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pancreas conditions: Any condition that affects the pancreas
  • Paresthesia: Pins-and-needles or burning-like sensations.
  • Paresthesias: Tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Sexual dysfunction: Any dysfunction of sexual activity
  • Sexual neuropathy: Nerve damage resulting in reduced sexual function in men or women
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord: Gradual spinal cord degeneration
  • Swallowing Difficulty: Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Toe paresthesia: Toe tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Type 1 diabetes: Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.
  • Urinary Incontinence: Reduced ability to control urine flow.
  • Urine retention: Partial or total inability to excrete urine
  • Vaginal Dryness: Vaginal dryness interfering with sex.
  • Vague symptoms: Vague, unclear, mild or non-specific symptoms
  • Vascular neuropathy: Neuropathy affecting the nerves controlling blood vessels
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.

 

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