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Nutritional Food And Supplements For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...appears in later stage HIV disease. Men and women seem to have PN at about the same rate. Older adults are more at risk for PN. People who do not get enough vitamins (especially B12 and E) and minerals in their diets or through supplements are also at higher risk. People are more at risk when they get too much vitamin B6 or drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Several drugs commonly used in HIV disease can increase the risk of PN: Zerit,...
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do any supplements help with neuropathy?

my neuropathy is currently under control with lyrica and cymbalta. HOWEVER.....I've realized it continually gets worse and it would be nice to have something to take the edge off on those occasions it hurts more than usual. I've been learning more...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...a documented vitamin deficiency (such as Vit B12 or folate) there is no convincing data about efficacy and safety of vitamin supplements (supplement L-carnitine has had some modest variable but still not convincing benefit). Area is frustrating... Read more »

Vitamins & Supplements

I recently tested positive. My HIV Specilist and I have decided not start taking medicine yet. My T-Cell count is 475 and my viral load is 66,000. Can you recommend any vitamins or supplements that will help boost or help support my immune system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Nutrition February 21, 2006 Why Is Nutrition Important? Nutrition Guidelines for People With HIV Practice Food Safety What About Supplements? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Nutrition Important? Good nutrition means getting enough... Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mineral and micronutrient components. As it turns out, not having enough (a deficiency) can lead to problems. However, over-supplementing can lead to toxicity and this, too, can cause problems. Iron is a good example. Having too little leads to... 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
...What I can do is post below an excerpt from an article about nutrition for HIV-poz folks that focuses on vitamins, minerals and supplements. Hopefully you will find it helpful.Good luck.Dr. BobVitamins, Minerals and SupplementsPart of "A... Read more »
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Vitamins and Minerals

...Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important?... Read more »
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An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Introduction Why Bother With Supplements? Does Age Matter? Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »