How Food and Function Work Together to Solve Your Pain

How Food and Function Work Together To Solve Your Pain

Did you know there are 2 sides to neuropathy? Neuropathy needs to be tackled from an internal and external perspective. LifeWorks Integrative health does both. Neuropathy is caused by damage to nerves and the blood vessels that support nerves. One of the primary causes of nerves damage is inflammation. In most people inflammation comes from a compounding effect of a variety of health issues like chronic disease,

Peripheral Neuropathy and Statins: A Dangerous Combo

Peripheral Neuropathy and Statins: A Dangerous Combo

Statin drugs are the most commonly prescribed drug in the United States and rates are growing worldwide. Over the past 30 years, since the development of statins the recommended levels of cholesterol continue to be lowered to where it is not uncommon to see physicians aiming for total cholesterol levels of 170 or lower. The controversy over the use of statins and ideal cholesterol levels is a discussion all its own,

Why Does Peripheral Neuropathy Happen?

Why Does Peripheral Neuropathy Happen?

This article will explain HOW nerves get damaged from Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) but perhaps a more important question to answer is WHY does it happen? If you know anything about LifeWorks Integrative Health, you know your favorite question is “Why?” When we can understand why your nerves are being damaged, then treatment can be more effective,

What is Neuropathy?

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that affects over 20 millions people causing them pain, discomfort and changing their daily life in multiple ways. It is a condition associated mostly with diabetes but often follows cancer treatment, Shingles infections, and is part of many people’s autoimmune disease. Neuropathy affects flow of blood through vessels causing damage to the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

Causes of Neuropathy You Didn’t Know

Causes of Neuropathy You Didn’t Know

The most well known causes of neuropathy are a complication of diabetes and a side effect of some types of chemotherapy. However many people have neuropathy for a variety of other reasons. These other reasons are often overlooked until they are quite severe because you just may not be looking for symptoms of neuropathy. Read more about what is neuropathy and symptoms of neuropathy here.

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