Sensory diabetic neuropathy


Last Updated September 5th, 2019

Understanding diabetes

Diabetes is a health condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. Sugar in the body is normally processed by a hormone called insulin that is secreted by an organ called the pancreas. Insulin is responsible for removing the sugar from the blood and making it available for the cells.

In people with diabetes, the aforementioned process doesn’t work properly. This usually happens when the body stops producing insulin or the cells become resistant to the action of this hormone. People with diabetes also have a higher risk of developing heart diseases, stroke and nerve problems.

What is diabetic neuropathy?

NEUROPATHY painPeople with diabetes sometimes develop nerve damage as a secondary complication. This is known as diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes develop nerve problems due to the high blood sugar levels in the body damaging nerves.

Nerve communication in neuropathy is usually disrupted in the following ways:

  • By loss of signal
  • Transmission of inappropriate signals
  • Distortion of signals

There are four types of diabetic neuropathies and these include:

Peripheral neuropathy

In this type, the peripheral nerves (the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord) are damaged. This includes

  • Sensory nerves 
  • Motor nerves
  • Autonomic nerves

Some symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include

  • Numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands
  • Sharp, jabbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis (if motor nerves are affected)

The presence of high blood glucose and high levels of cholesterol such as triglycerides tend to damage the blood vessels and the connecting nerves.  One of the biggest problems associated with peripheral neuropathy is the loss of feeling in the foot.  Once you have lost feeling in your foot, it becomes quite difficult to know if your foot is affected by any cuts or wounds.  Since the sugar levels are already high, it becomes highly difficult to heal these cuts and wounds.

Loss of sensation can also result in a change of foot shape which is noticed in people suffering from Charcot’s foot.  There is a high possibility of a loss of balance due to this condition which causes trauma to the head as well.

Peripheral neuropathy is tested by performing the following tests.  This includes checking for sensation by placing a tuning fork close to the feet, touching different parts of the leg with the help of nylon strand to assess for sensation, monitoring gait, and checking for balance.

Autonomic neuropathy

This type of neuropathy occurs when the nerves of the autonomic nervous system are damaged. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling the involuntary bodily functions such as respiration, the beating of the heart, digestion and sexual arousal. Depending on the nerves affected, symptoms of autonomic neuropathy may include

  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Urinary problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Difficulty digesting food
  • Inability to recognizelow blood sugar
  • Sweating abnormalities
  • Sluggish pupil reaction
  • Exercise intolerance

One of the biggest problems associated with autonomic neuropathy includes unawareness of hypoglycemia (low blood pressure).  Generally, when a person is affected with hypoglycemia, symptoms of lethargy, jitteriness, confusion, etc are experienced.

In the case of autonomic neuropathy, these symptoms are either not felt or felt very slowly when the condition has further worsened.  This can cause serious damage to various organs and lead to several complications.  Blood pressure and blood glucose checks, testing for digestive problems, gastric emptying tests, ultrasounds, etc are some of the tests that can help determine autonomic neuropathy.

Proximal neuropathy

Diabetes footAlso known as diabetic amyotrophy, this type is very rare, accounting for only 1% of all cases of diabetic neuropathy. Proximal neuropathy also happens when the peripheral nerves are affected.

However, unlike peripheral neuropathy, this type causes pain in the thighs, hips, or buttocks. The pain is also usually on one side.  Other symptoms may include

  • Decreased sensation in affected areas
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty rising from a sitting position
  • Abdominal swelling (if the abdomen is affected)
  • Weight loss

Nerve conduction study is one of the important tests used to diagnose proximal neuropathy.  This test can assess how fast the nerve signals are transmitted.  Generally, physical therapy and occupational therapy are ordered by your doctor in order to improve the overall lifestyle.  Proximal neuropathy is not severe and the chance of recovery is considerably higher as compared to other neuropathies.

Focal neuropathy

This type is less common than peripheral or autonomic neuropathy and affects specific nerves usually in the head, hand, leg, and torso. The symptoms of focal neuropathy are varied depending on which nerve is damaged. Some of the symptoms include

  • Aching behind one eye
  • Double vision
  • Bell’s palsy (paralysis on one side of your face)
  • Problems focusing your eyes
  • Severe pain in a certain area
  • Chest or stomach pain

Nerve compression and entrapment syndromes are quite common symptoms of focal neuropathy.  One of the examples of entrapment syndrome includes carpal tunnel syndrome.  Nerve compressions may also include cranial neuropathy.  Nerve conduction studies are used to diagnose this condition.  Treatment includes prescribing pain-relieving medications and anti-inflammatories.  Surgery also may be required to treat the condition if other treatments provide no relief.

What is sensory diabetic neuropathy?

The sensory nervous system is responsible for a person’s vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and balance. This happens due to the sensory nerves relaying information from the different sensory organs of the body (nose, eyes, ears, skin, and tongue) to the spinal cord and brain. Sensory nerves are also responsible for the perception of physical pain, whenever any part of the body is hurt or damaged.

When a person’s sensory nerves (which are a type of peripheral nerves) are damaged due to diabetes, it is known as sensory diabetic neuropathy.

Symptoms

Sensory nerve damage may cause a variety of symptoms depending on which nerve has been damaged. If the large sensory fibers of the nerve are damaged, you may experience the following symptoms

  • Inability to feel vibrations and touch, especially in the hands and feet:
  • The feeling that you are wearing gloves or stockings:
  • Loss of reflexes: A reflex is an involuntary and instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus (like quickly jerking your hand away if you touch something hot). A loss in reflex can be dangerous as the body is no longer able to protect itself from certain harmful stimuli.
  • Loss of position sense: This results in people not being able to coordinate complex movements.

If the small sensory fiber of the nerve is damaged then you may have the following symptoms

  • Inability to feel pain
  • Inability to feel changes in temperature
  • Neuropathic pain

Other causes of sensory neuropathy

Approximately a third of the sensory neuropathy cases occur due to diabetes. The other third occurs due to unknown causes. The rest may be caused by

  • Physical injuries
  • Infections
  • Toxins
  • Metabolic or hormonal imbalance like hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Tumors pressing on the nerves
  • Vitamin b-12 deficiency
  • Hereditary conditions

Diagnosis

Other than the normal physical examination, diagnosis also involves assessing the sensation, muscle power, joint stability, and pinprick test.  Vibration test is also conducted by placing a tuning fork near the foot or the toe in order to assess sensation.  Autonomic function test generally include checking the blood pressure and heart rate during a series of actions.  Nerve biopsy can be performed in order to eliminate other causes of nerve damage.

This condition can be diagnosed in the following ways

  • Physical and neurological exam: This is done to check the body’s coordination, reflexes, and ability to perceive different sensations.
  • Nerve conduction test: This test is carried out to determine how well electrical signals travel along the sensory nerves. This helps to evaluate the presence of sensory diabetic neuropathy, the type of damage and the severity.
  • Blood tests: This is done to determine the presence of diabetes if it hasn’t been diagnosed as yet.

Who is at risk?

People suffering from diabetes have a higher risk of developing diabetic neuropathy at the later stage of life if diabetes is not managed appropriately.  If you fail to manage your diabetes when you are young, it may lead to diabetic neuropathy when you grow older.

Diabetic neuropathy can also be caused when you are suffering from diabetes and also have an underlying health condition such as kidney disease, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol levels.  Other activities like smoking and alcohol use can also increase the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy.

How prevalent is diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy can vary from person to person.  Different people with diabetes can get a different type of diabetic neuropathy.  Studies have claimed that around half of the people with diabetes generally end up having peripheral neuropathy.  Around 30% of diabetes patients end up with autonomic neuropathy.  On the other hand, 25% of patients suffer from focal neuropathy where they end up having any of the nerve compression disorder such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Treatment

Treatment for this condition is carried out in the following ways

  • Controlling diabetes: If your blood sugar levels are very high then you should start taking measures to control it. Keeping your diabetes under control will prevent further cases of sensory diabetic neuropathy.
  • Oral pain medications: If you are experiencing pain associated with this condition, then the doctors may prescribe you with painkiller namely duloxetine, amitriptyline and pregabalin. People who do not respond to this may be prescribed tramadol.
  • Topical pain medications: You may also be prescribed lidocaine, a local anesthetic that is available as a cream, gel or spray.
  • Physical therapy: This is recommended for people who experience muscle weakness associated with sensory diabetic neuropathy. Physical therapy also restored coordination to the limbs.

Complications

People who have sensory neuropathy should be careful not to sustain any injuries as they have difficult sensing pain. Injuries that are not noticed may result in a serious infection. People with this condition should also avoid walking barefoot as foot injuries are not easily noticeable. Minor cuts, burns or blister may turn into foot ulcers, which may need an amputation.  This mainly would affect your ambulation since it can become extremely difficult to ambulate with a sore in your foot.

On the other hand, nerve damage can cause chronic pain which can lead to psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.  Autonomic neuropathy can affect the way an internal organ works.  It can cause damage to the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.

How to prevent diabetic neuropathy?

As discussed earlier, diabetic neuropathy is a complication associated with poorly managed diabetes.  It is important to manage your blood glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure to maintain your diabetes.  Some of the instructions that can help prevent nerve damage associated with diabetes include:

  • Following an active lifestyle.
  • Follow a healthy diet plan suitable for diabetes.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Limit alcohol intake to minimal.
  • Regularly take prescribed diabetic medications.

Facts

  • Diabetic neuropathy affects more than 130 million people worldwide.
  • According to an estimate, around 25% of diabetic patients get affected by neuropathy.

Facts

  • Hyperglycemia is the main risk factor for diabetic neuropathy.

Facts

  • Diabetic neuropathy accounts for more than 50% nontraumatic amputations.

Related Conditions

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

 

Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Manage blood sugar levels optimally.
  • Eat a diabetes-friendly diet.
  • Avoid wearing barefoot when suffering from diabetic neuropathy.
  • Regularly consult your doctor for management of diabetes.
Don'ts
  • Follow a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Indulge in smoking.
  • Stop diabetic medications abruptly.
  • Consume sugary beverages.

 

 

 

Related Conditions

Trending Topics

Ferritin blood test
Ferritin Test Ferritin test is a blood test that provides vital information on the level of RBCs and iron in…
Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk of cancer, and…
random blood sugar test
Random Blood Sugar Test The random blood sugar or RBS test is a blood test prescribed mainly to check the level of…
Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases such as bronchitis
anti-thyroglobulin antibody
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and are hence indicative…
rubella IgG test
Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG antibodies present in…
TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn to get rid…
cardiolipin antibody igm
Cardiolipin Antibody (ACL) –IgM Test The types of cardiolipin antibodies are the IgG, IgA and IgM types and this particular test measures the…
ASTtest-liver
AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
cytomegalovirus iGG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are find it easy…
HELICOBACTER_PYLORI---IgG
Helicobacter Pylori – IgG Test Helicobacter pylori IgG test is a blood, saliva, and urine test performed to determine if the patien is…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
IGE test
IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in the blood and…
lipid-profile
Lipid Profile Lipid profile is a blood test that provides complete information on how much cholesterol is present in the…
passion fruit juice
Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can it protect you…
BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help you combat the…
The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each spoonful you are…
thyroglobulin test
Thyroglobulin (TG) Test Thyroglobulin test helps in measuring and monitoring the concentration of thyroglobulin. The thyroglobulin test can be used as…
beautiful smiling woman enjoying high fiber energy bar with roughage
The importance of roughage in diet Eat these high fiber foods to increase your dietary roughage. Quick tips to boost daily roughage consumption. Check…
serum zinc test
Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in the blood (serum)…
TPAB test
Treponema Pallidum Antibody(TPAB) test Treponema pallidum bacteria a gram-negative bacteria that has helically coiled, corkscrew-shaped cells, responsible for STDs such as syphilis.
diabetes symptoms in women
FBS Test – Fasting Blood Sugar FBS or fasting blood sugar test is a blood test that is used to determine the level of…
Free T3 test
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test The free triiodothyronine or FT3 test is an important blood test that is used to detect the level…
Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
RHEUMATOID_FACTOR_(RF)
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Rheumatoid factor or RF is a blood test used to diagnose painful joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis…
free thyroxine ft4
Free thyroxine test (FT4) The FT4 or free thyroxine test is a blood test used to detect the level of free thyroixine…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
serum electrolyte test
Serum Electrolyte If there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body, a serum electrolyte test will help to find out…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 igm
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgM The Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgM test detects IgM class of antibodies in the blood.The presence of beta-2…
POSTPRANDIAL-BLOOD-SUGAR
Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Postprandial blood sugar test is an important diabetes diagnosing tool. This simple blood test measure the level of…
abdominal-CT-scan- image
Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the state of internal…
Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon dioxide can prove…
autoimmune diseases facts
Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
folate test
Folate test The Folate test is used to measure and monitor the levels of folic acid in the blood. The…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG class of beta…
low fodmap plan
Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the vagus nerve and…
beta hcg test
Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
anti ds dna test
Anti Ds-DNA antibody Test The  Anti Ds-DNA antibody test is used to diagnose the disease called lupus or more aptly the SLE(Systematic…
copper serum test
Copper Serum Test Copper serum test checks for abnormal levels of copper in the body. Both high and low levels of…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
DHEAS test
DHEA Sulfate (DHEAS) Test DHEAS or DHEA Sulfate test is prescribed if an individual shows symptoms of abnormal adrenal actvity such as…
Bloodtestalbumin
Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
antinuclear antibody test
Antinuclear Antibody Test – (ANA) Antinuclear antibody or ANA test is a blood test that measures the level of ANA antibodies that are…
CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
How do neutrophils protect you from fatal bacterial attacks? During an infection, certain enzymes alert the mature neutrophils.  Neutrophils then travel through the bloodstream to the affected…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
CBC blood test
CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
urinary microalbumin test
Urinary Microalbumin Test The urine microalbumin test is a urine test that measures the level of microalbumin or protein in the…
diverticulitis diet
Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan for diverticulitis diet…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
ANTI-MICROSOMAL-ANTIBODY-(AMA)
Anti-Microsomal Antibody AMA Test AMA or anti-microsomal antibody test is a blood test that measures the activity of AMA in the body…
Panera bread steak arugula
Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more about this popular…
arterial-blood-gas
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Arterial blood gas analysis is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide…
erythropoetin test
Erythropoietin (EPO) Test Erythropoetin stimulates the production of RBCs in bone marrow thus an erythropoetin test is done to diagnose blood…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
glucose-tolerance
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – GTT Glucose tolerance test (or Oral GTT) is used to detect the onset of diabetes or prediabetes conditions. It…
Milk Thistle skin
Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
Diabetes blood test
Diabetic Profile The diabetic profile is a set of tests which are used for testing and monitoring the various kinds…
AUTOIMMUNE HEPATITIS liver
Hepatitis Profile A hepatitis profile or a hepatitis panel is a blood test that checks for markers of hepatitis infection…
Jack in the box fast food
Jack In the Box : The perils of surging fast food culture in the USA Jack in the Box - How a culture of fast-food can clog your arteries, weaken your heart, fatten…
These are the top foods to increase your hemoglobin count It is important to add iron-rich foods into your diet in order to increase hemoglobin. Deficiency of hemoglobin could…
tonometry
Tonometry Tonometry uses a device called tonometer to measure the pressure inside the eye. This pressure is depends upon…
Sputum test Sputum test is a commonly used diagnostic tool that is used to examine the presence of pathogens in…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
carrageenan seaweed
Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
ginger benefits healthy
Ginger: Why is it called the root of all remedies? Be it in form of tea or juice, ginger has a lot to offer when it comes to…
Anhedonia: Does the chronic inability to feel joy affect you too? How often do you feel dragged down by an invisible force? Do you feel an inexplicable emotional numbness…
EMA antibodies
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test EMA test is an investigative blood examination to locate the presence of certain antibodies, called Endomysial antibodies or…
CEA_test
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test CEA or carcinoembryonic test detects the presence of CEA antigen in your blood mainly & determines the effectiveness…
ureteroscopy
Ureteroscopy Ureteroscopy is the diagnostic procedure which is used for the detection of the kidney stones in addition to…
Isagenix diet weight loss
How are BMI and BMR different and what do these numbers mean? BMI and BMR are two important metrics that provide a clear picture of your body's metabolism and also…
eating disorder anorexia
Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders? Do you want…
vital organ diseases
Common diseases that could cripple your vital organs Brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and liver - these vital organs are indeed vital for your survival. However, these…
Chlorella: Therapeutic powers of the billion-year-old algae now within your reach Chlorella - A billion year old nutrient-rich algae that can potentially ward off cancers and high cholesterol; the…
Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various types of poops…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
thyroid_scan
Thyroid Scan Thyroid scan is a diagnostic procedure that aims to view the thyroid gland and detect any growths or…
hidden causes obesity
8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is intended to look at the abnormalities in the ureters, bladder, and urethra, to assist surgeries performed…
17 OH Progesterone test The 17 OH progesterone test is a simple blood test that is mainly used to diagnose the cause…
dance health benefits
5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing is not only…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
What to eat, what not to eat in the South Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet is one among the most popular weight loss programs that have been the talk…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
Ear pain model
Easy and safe tips for ear wax removal you can do at home Cerumen impaction generally occurs when an external object like cotton swabs are used to remove the ear wax.…
Bubble Tea: Bubbling with nutrition or a hidden sugar mine? The tapioca pearls present in the tea looks like bubbles and hence the name bubble tea became popular.…
PROGESTERONE_test
Progesterone test The progesterone test is a blood test used to determine the level of hormone progesterone in the blood…
Thyroid disorders
Thyroid Profile Thyroid profile is a panel of blood tests performed to check if an individual is suffering from any…
dhea adrenal
Androstenedione Test Androstenedione is produced by the adrenal gland, the test of the levels of Androstenedione helps in the evaluation…
about mediterranean diet
Why you should be adopting a Mediterranean style of diet today Ever wondered why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy? One simple solution to lowering risk of several deadliest…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
5 htp brain
5-htp: Is this the ultimate cure for those pesky migraines attacks? 5-htp is a supplement that is extracted from the plant Griffonia simplicifoli.  It is an amino acid that helps…
Astaxanthin: Why experts believe it could be 550x more potent than vitamin E! What is astaxanthin and why is this new supplement on the block touted as the most powerful antioxidant…
Hemp Seeds: The actual science behind this controversial crop Inspite of being credited as a superfood, hemp seeds are still shrouded with layers of controversies. Are these…
Lauric Acid: 8 health benefits you can derive from coconuts Appropriate use of saturated fats containing lauric acid can provide you numerous health benefits. This is the main…
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
Essential oils: Choose the right one based on your need Essential oils can effectively treat the triggers causing migraines and address the root cause of migraines instead of…
Strep throat pain
Anti-Streptolysin-O Test The ASO or Anti-Streptolysin-O is a blood test designed to check for the presence of streptococcus bacterial infection…
Okra: How can this nutrient-dense vegetable help you fight diabetes? Okra is a food which is rich in nutrients and minerals which are extremely essential for a healthy…
liver detox facts
7 liver detox facts and why ignoring these could kill you! Are you taking care of this organ that handles over 500 different vital functions in your body? Your…
sleep deprivation
Don’t let your sleep deficit grow into memory loss or heart attack Why is sleep important for us? How could sleep deprivation harm you? We bet you didn't know about…
Spirulina: Battle diabetes and cholesterol with this blue-green algae Spirulina, a species of salt water algae, has now become a billion dollar industry. How you can use…
boost brain health
The ultimate tips on how to boost your brain health Would you like to be smarter? Want a sharp memory but bored of doing sudoku? Try salsa or…
kale
Kale: With more iron than beef, this superfood is the ultimate way to lose weight Checkmate meat-eaters; with kale, vegans now have the ultimate iron-rich superfood as their ally that can protect from…
DHEA wrinkles
DHEA: Now get unbelievable age defiance with this wonder hormone! DHEA is known popularly as the age-defying hormone. This supplement is widely used to slow down aging and…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
Vagus nerve: 7 health benefits of stimulating the “gut-brain” connection As a matter of fact, there are two vagus nerves namely the left and the right but is…
How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) test Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme that is found in every cell of the body and it plays…
blood ketone test
Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test The Blood Ketone Test is used to measure and monitor the levels of ketone in the blood which…
fitness routine fun
10 fantastic ways to make your fitness routine more fun! Are you too bored to exercise? Do you avoid gym cause it's too monotonous? Looking for fun and…
lose pregnancy weight
5 most effective ways you can lose those pregnancy pounds! Are you looking for ways to get back into shape? Scared of crash diets? Don't let your post-pregnancy…
low carb diet meal
Low carb diet : Go high on fats and low on carbs for a leaner body! Did you know that sugar is the new fat? Going low on carbs and high on fats &…
Amaranth: Why is this native Peruvian grain called the “crop of the future”? Full of healthy high proteins and gluten-free, the grain, Amaranth, the tasty and ancient pseudo cereal from Peru,…
biotin for hair
Biotin: One-stop-shop for shiny hair and an active body! What is common to bananas, eggs, sweet potatoes, and liver? These are delicious and rich in biotin ;…
dandelion health benefits
Dandelion: Little parachutes of health and wellness for your whole body Dandelions are not just bright looking blossoms that cheer your mind. These are powerpacked with essential nutrients that…
dandelion weight loss
Caralluma Fimbriata: How to eat this cactus to lose weight Caralluma fimbriata is a miracle cactus that can be safely consumed by most for losing weight and boosting…
liver cleanse detox
14 go-to foods that are best for a complete natural liver detox Liver cleanse can be achieved by just choosing or avoiding certain types of food. Liver itself is a detoxifying…
Vitamin b12
Vitamin B12 Test Vitamin b12 is an essential nutrient required for healthy functioning of the nervous system and also development of…
Crossfit with rope
CrossFit: Now get the perfectly sculpted body with this explosive gym routine CrossFit is a fitness regimen that makes use of high-intensity exercises in a shorter period to achieve muscle…
bilirubin-test-result
Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
Anti-CCP Test – Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Anti-ccp or ACCP test is a blood test that is primarily employed to diagnose the onset of rheumatoid…
ANTIPHOSPHOLIPIDANTIBODY(APL)_IgG
Antiphospholipid (APL) antibody-IgG The Antiphospholipid Antibody testing is a blood test used to determine an autoimmune disorder called Antiphospholipid syndrome linked…
myelogram
Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
amylase test
Amylase Test Amylase test is done by checking the level of this protein in the blood sample and also in…
vdrl test syphilis
VDRL Test The VDRL test is a blood test that is used to diagnose sexually transmitted or venereal diseases, primarily…
HSV-IgM test
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-IgM Test The HSV-IgM class antibody is produced by the body a few days after an initial HSV infection and…
APL IgM Test
Antiphospholipid Antibody(APL)-IgM test The antiphospholipid antibodies are a specific protein produced by the body and directed against the phospholipids. It is…
BULIMIA NERVOSA vomiting
Can you get addicted to food? Learn everything about food addiction What is food addiction? How can people get addicted to eating? Is it an unhealthy eating habit or…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…