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Alpha Lipoic Acid Neuropathy Dose

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic acid. Caution should be taken when considering these supplements.Their effectiveness has not been proven in...
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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Are there any studies to support the use of Alpha Lipoic in the treatment of hiv or hiv drug related neuropathies -- including numbness, tingling, pain, etc?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen a convincing study documenting benefit of alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant)for HIV neuropathies. For some ideas about the use of alternative approaches for neuropathy I suggest checking Read more »

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Matter?Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements?What If You Can't Afford Supplements?What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For?Alpha-Lipoic AcidCalcium and Vitamin DCarnitineCoenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)Vitamin B12ZincMultivitamins: The All-in-One... Read more »

avoiding neuropathy

Hi Nelson,What substances or supplements are helpful in order to avoid neuropathy?Thanks.Zack
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...is one done with Acetyl-L-Carnitine at 2000-3000 mg/day that found reversal of nerve damage. Diabetics have also been taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for neuropathy (we have no HIV data)Talk to your doctor about this. Nelson Vergelwww.powerusa.org Read more »

Selenium-Brazil Nut

Doc,the question is this,how many nut can we consume a day to avoid causing toxis situations to the body,I read that two(2) brazil nut(with shell) is ok to produce 200mcg the body needed daily,one is 100mcg,we dont have such in europe cos of EU...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for some people. Antioxidant supplements include vitamins C and E, the minerals zinc and selenium, as well as coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine. The Big Chart of Vitamins and MineralsThis table lists the RDA (recommended daily... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...treating diabetic neuropathy. These include biotin, choline, inositol, and thiamine. They appear to improve nerve function. Alpha-lipoic acid may help protect nerves from inflammation. Gamma linolenic acid , found in evening primrose oil, has... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Thioctic Acid Info Sheet

... What Is It, Really? Thioctic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid, is a natural anti-oxidant which has been used for years in Europe because of it's ability to Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid Calcium and Vitamin D Carnitine Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) Vitamin B 12 Zinc ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...supplements of other nutrients: Acidophilus , a bacterium that grows naturally in the intestines, helps with digestion. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that may help with neuropathy and mental problems. Carnitine (also called... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anyone out there suffering from neuropathy in the legs & feet? Give me some solutions as to what helps? Thanks a million. Read more »

Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have used it now for one month, 1500mg AM/PM. My personal experience with this has been exceptional, it has worked a treat. The neuropathy has reduced by up over 85% at a guess, circulation improved and energy levels increased. So, in my mind,... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using Read more »