Dr. Gates: Okay, today we have the question, can diabetes cause nerve damage? And the simple answer is… Together: Yes. Dr. Rutherford: Massively, yes. Dr. Gates: Very much so. And so when people have diabetes, their blood sugar elevates, and then as their blood sugar elevates, it actually attracts water into the nerves, and then […]

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Dr. Gates: So today’s question is, “Can peripheral neuropathy affect the brain,” and the answer is absolutely, yes. And I will go into some of the specifics on this, but Dr. Rutherford does a lot of the intakes with our patients, he talks to patients when they’re coming in, and why don’t you give some of […]

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Dr. Gates: So today’s question is, “Can peripheral neuropathy be reversed?” To answer that question, we really have to define “reversed.” We have to be very specific in terms of, are you thinking of a cure? For this, I’m going to kick it over to Dr. Rutherford for him to go through exactly what we’ve […]

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Dr. Gates: So in today’s question we have, “Can you get neuropathy in your hands?” The question is yes, but we’re gonna go through some nuances, because we anticipate a lot of you out there are googling your symptoms, you see numbness and tingling in your hands. Neuropathy probably popped up and you are wondering […]

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Dr. Gates: So today’s question is, “Can you get neuropathy without having diabetes?” And the glaring answer is, yes. We don’t mean that negatively but the fact of the matters is, is that about 50% of peripheral neuropathy patients in our country have diabetes and the other 50% do not. But for you that belong […]

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Dr. Gates: So, today we have the question as to whether fibromyalgia symptoms can come and go. And the answer is, absolutely, yes. We treat a lot of fibromyalgia patients here in our clinic, and because Dr. Rutherford has done the majority of the consultations here I’m going to kick this question over to him. […]

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Dr. Gates: Today we have the question, “Can men develop fibromyalgia?” And we treat a lot of fibromyalgia patients in our clinic, and so, for this question, I’m going to kick it over to Dr. Rutherford so he can give his experience with the problem. Dr. Rutherford: Because I have fibromyalgia, so yeah, the answer […]

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Dr. Randall Gates: So there we have the question, can you get fibromyalgia at any age? And the answer is kind of. So to be more specific, typically the fibromyalgia patients that we see in this clinic are between the ages of about 16, 15, to 45 to 50. Now, if you develop fibromyalgia at […]

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Dr. Gates: So, today we have the question, “Can you have fibromyalgia without fatigue?” And the technical answer is, Yes, according to the classification system set forth by the American College of Rheumatology. One was established in 1990, another was established in 2010. There is actually now one in 2011. In essence, for you to […]

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Dr. Gates: So then we have question, “How does fibromyalgia start?” And this is a tough question to answer because there are a variety of different ways to approach this question. Symptomatically, we see a lot of fibromyalgia patients in this clinic, and some fibromyalgia patients will have a sudden onset, others will have a […]

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