Neuropathy

Targeted Medical Nutrition

Pharmacy located in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA

Neuropathy is a painful neurological condition that affects around 20 million Americans. The food you eat not only affects your symptoms, but as diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy, it also affects your overall health and risk of the disease. Targeted Medical Nutrition, based in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, California, has over a decade of experience in researching, developing, and distributing innovative medical food products to reduce inflammation and pain associated with neuropathy. Call Targeted Medical Nutrition to learn more about their medical food products today.

Neuropathy Q&A

What is neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that occurs when you have nerve damage. Neuropathy can affect any of your peripheral nerves, including your motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. Most patients experience neuropathy in their extremities, and suffer from pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in their feet, ankles, hands, or wrists. You might also lose coordination and your ability to grasp small objects. Some patients lose sensation and are at risk of sustaining injuries but not knowing it.

What causes neuropathy?

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. When your blood sugar level is consistently high, it causes a variety of problems, including nerve damage. Additionally, chronic inflammation that causes nerve compression can also lead to nerve damage and neuropathy. 

How does nutrition affect neuropathy?

Your diet and weight are two of the main contributing factors for diabetes, which significantly increases your risk of developing neuropathy. Additionally, your diet can also feed or reduce chronic inflammation that compresses and damages your nerves. If you eat a diet that includes plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, you are reducing your risk of obesity and diabetes, and also consuming antioxidants and other vitamins, minerals, and compounds that reduce inflammation throughout your body and promote nerve health. 

How can medical foods help manage neuropathy?

In addition to including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, you can also incorporate medical foods to relieve neuropathy. Targeted Medical Pharma researches, develops, and distributes medical food products that improve the nervous systems response to pain and inflammation. In clinical trials, their innovative products Theramine®, Trepadone®, and Percura®, have proven to be effective at addressing the specific nutritional deficiencies associated with chronic pain conditions and supporting nervous system health. 

Theramine, Trepadone, and Percura improve the way your cells absorb and use amino acids and other nutrients that support balanced nervous system activity helping the body process pain and inflammatory signals more efficiently. Clinicians frequently use medical foods as a tool to help reduce your reliance on dangerous or ineffective medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and narcotics, both of which can cause unwanted side effects such as kidney damage or increase your risk of addiction.

Incorporating medical foods like AppTrim® and AppTrim-D® into your healthcare protocol can be beneficial for BMI and blood sugar. These medical foods include amino acids and polyphenol ingredients that support the altered metabolic processes associated with obesity. A medically supervised diet can help you lose weight, lower your risk of diabetes and possibly improve other health conditions. 

If you have neuropathy and want to learn more about medical foods that can enhance your quality of life, don’t delay. Contact Targeted Medical Pharma today.