What is Autonomic Neuropathy or Nerve Damage?

Autonomic nerve damage can create problems with the heart, lungs, can create erectile dysfunction – and more.

It something that isn’t heard of much when the subject of neuropathy comes up but can effect your health in many ways.

Here is our article on Autonomic Neuropathy

What is the autonomic nervous system? and What is Neuropathy?

Read: Neuropathy for more information.

What is Optic Neuropathy?

by Chris Daino

There is a lot to be said about neuropathy – it’s nerve damage.   Any nerve in the body can be damaged and each one creates different symptoms and problems.   There are optic nerves and like any other neuropathy can create health challenges.    We have a new article on our website about optic neuropathy,  You can read about it here

Optic Neuropathy

 

The Safety of Vitamin B6

by Bob Held

The Linus Pauling Institute found that adverse effects have only been documented from Vitamin B6 supplements and never from food sources.

Therefore, safety concerning only the supplemental form of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, also called pyridoxine hydrochloride) is discussed here.

Although vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin and is excreted in the urine, long-term supplementation with very high doses of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) may result in painful neurological symptoms known as sensory neuropathy.

Symptoms include pain and numbness of the extremities and in severe cases, difficulty walking. Sensory neuropathy typically develops at doses of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) in excess of 1,000 mg a day.

However, there have been a few case reports of individuals who developed sensory neuropathies at doses of less than 500 mg of Vitamin B6 daily over a period of months.

None of the studies in which a neurological examination was performed reported evidence of sensory nerve damage at intakes below 200 mg of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) daily.

To prevent sensory neuropathy in virtually all individuals, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine set the tolerable upper intake level for pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) at 100 mg/day for adults.

To your health.

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