Latest Research on Peripheral Neuropathy
THE NEUROPATHY PROBLEM
With poor diabetes management comes series of serious complications and neuropathy is one of them.
Due to high blood sugar and poor blood circulation, the nerves get damaged which causes burning, pricking, numbness in different parts of the body; however, legs are most vulnerable part to get affected by it and a serious case can lead to amputations.
THE CYTOKINES MOLECULE
A new research by Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine has made pioneer attempt to find a new line of therapy which could help millions of patients across the world. In the research, they understood the importance of a molecule called cytokines which could help regenerate new nerves opening up new avenues to treat this problem.
In this latest research on peripheral neuropathy, they found that a type 1 diabetic mice could not mend its damaged nerve cells due to the absence of cytokines molecule from GP 130 family. Scientist claim that introducing this molecule would cause to nerves cell to mend and would ease the symptoms associated with it.
Professor Richard Zigmond, who led the study, said: “Our results indicate that targeting this cytokine pathway might alleviate some of the neural complications from diabetes.”
These results provide a rationale that GP130 cytokines can enhance peripheral nerve regeneration in animal models of diabetes,” added Zigmond.
The scientist will try to extrapolate the results for type 2 diabetes as well and try to find whether the research is applicable or not.
STILL, LONG WAY TO GO
This latest research on peripheral neuropathy has given us hope for new lines of treatment for diabetic neuropathy but still, the research is in the initial phase and will take the time to confirm it for human practicality.For now, it’s important to avoid this complication to develop in the first phase; Lack of knowledge, poor management, sedentary lifestyle, and improper diet are the major factors that make these complications take over our body
For now, it’s important to avoid this complication to develop in the first place; Lack of knowledge, poor management, and improper diet are the major factors that make these complications take over our body.
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