Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won't Stop

Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won't Stop

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Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won't Stop by Norman Latov, Norman PhD Latov, Norman Dr.Latov

Peripheral neuropathy affects 10 to 20 million people in the U.S, including ten per cent of all people who have diabetes. This condition has numerous causes, but can be associated with diseases such as HIV, alcoholism, and lupus, and may result from treatments for other medical conditions, such as cancer chemotherapy. Symptoms include pain, numbness, loss of balance, and tingling in the extremities. Although a widespread condition, most people don't know about it, and when diagnosed find it difficult to obtain information.

Peripheral Neuropathy, by Norman Latov, Professor of Neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, explains what we know about neuropathy, including its causes and manifestations, and what can be done to manage it. Topics covered include:

  • The causes of peripheral neuropathy
  • Drug therapy for the condition itself and for managing symptoms such as pain
  • Interventional therapy
  • Caring for your feet
  • Personal accounts of people living with neuropathy
  • Alternative medicines, and much more

This indispensable guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934559758
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/08/2006
Series: American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guide Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 555,684
File size: 352 KB

About the Author

Norman Latov, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a graduate of Columbia College, received the M.D., Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, served as Medical Intern at Boston City Hospital, and completed a residency in Neurology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He lectures widely, and has over 200 publications, including research articles, reviews, editorials, chapters and books.

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Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won't Stop (American Academy of Neurology Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
carol perkins More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It helped me understand Peripheral Neuropathy. It is clear and easy to understand.
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