Nov 18, 2004
What is Neuropathy and how is it treated? What are the signs?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Neuropathy in the context of treatment of HIV usually refers to damage of the long nerves of the body by either the HIV virus or from the drugs. The toes and feet are usually first impacted and then the fingers most often both left and right at the same time. Numbness and tingling can occur as can pain and weakness. If HIV is the cause then HIV treatment is recommended whereas if one of the HIV drugs is causing the problem then switching the drugs around is recommended. It can be difficult to sort out the cause so help from a neurologist is often very useful since many conditions can cause those types of symptoms and treatment can be very challenging. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.