Serrapeptase and Neuropathy

More and more people are looking for alternative and natural remedies for their physical ailments mainly because of the serious side effects of medications. In Asia, plant based medicines are the preferred treatment option, and Serrapeptase has been used quite effectively in Asia and Europe for many years as an alternative medicine for inflammation.


Neuropathy is an inflammation that can be very serious and painful even to the point of being disabling. Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that is an anti-inflammatory agent that is capable of reducing the inflammation of Neuropathy.

Many patients have found relief by the use of Serrapeptase to relieve the discomforts associated with Neuropathy. Many of the anti inflammatory drugs on the market have such serious side effects including ulcers, bleeding, strokes, and kidney failure, just to name a few. Therefore natural remedies are so desirable.

Research has indicated the side effects of Serrapeptase are minimal, if any.  But it is wise to check with your physician before using any product. Serrapetase is conveniently packaged in both tablet and capsule and is also quite inexpensive.

Treatment for Neuropathy

Treatment plans are determined by the origin of the neuropathy.  Since neuropathy has such a wide range of symptoms and causes, it can be treated in a vast range of different ways.

If the neuropathy is caused by alcohol abuse, the treatment is to avoid alcohol. If peripheral neuropathy is caused by a certain medication, other medications can be prescribed. In the case of diabetic neuropathy, careful monitoring of blood sugar can decrease the symptoms of neuropathy. Although neuropathy is usually not cured, it can be managed by a well thought out plan of action.

There are a number of medications that are helpful and your physician can determine which will be the most beneficial for the particular neuropathy. Some patients have experienced success in alleviating symptoms with natural remedies and vitamin therapy. The most important treatment for neuropathy is to have a thorough evaluation by your physician or a neurologist to have all the facts to evaluate your treatment options.

Cranial Neuropathy

Cranial neuropathy is split into two smaller sets of problems: optic neuropathy and auditory neuropathy.

The main symptom of optic neuropathy is partial or full blindness depending on the severity of the condition. This may affect one or both eyes, with or without pain. Also possible is the loss of color vision. Colors may be blurred or washed out. Also, some colors may be perceived as a different color. The patient until examined by a doctor may not even notice the loss of color vision. If the patient has lost the ability to see color in only one eye, the other eye compensates so that proper color vision is maintained.

Auditory neuropathy has the main symptom of partial or full deafness. This can be in one ear or both. The degree of deafness in each ear may not be the same if both ears are affected. This can cause a lot of discomfort to the patient because the brain cannot properly detect where noise or sound is coming from thus leading to unpleasant confusion. The deafness may be gradual over a prolonged period of time or can happen instantly. The auditory neuropathy can be completely spontaneously in some cases, or may result from other illnesses.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Neuropathy comes with a wide range of symptoms. All parts of the body may be affected by neuropathy in some way or another.  Peripheral neuropathy and cranial neuropathy cause their own distinct symptoms, which are described below.

Peripheral Neuropathy:
Peripheral neuropathy affects a wider area of the body than cranial neuropathy. Common sensory symptoms present in many types of neuropathy include pain, itching, and a tingling feeling of pins and needles. Sufferers also commonly experience loss of function symptoms such as numbness and tremor. Pain can range from mild to intense, with drugs often being required to help alleviate the pain. Hypersensitivity to touch is also a frequent occurrence. Patients may not be able to have any material touching certain parts of their bodies. Most often it is the feet that are so sensitive to touch. Some patients are unable to wear socks or shoes with some surfaces problematic to walk on. In extreme cases the pain is so extreme that patients refuse to leave home.

Many of the symptoms of neuropathy are very painful and really are hard to live with.

In terms of motor function, patients can experience a range of symptoms from weakness and tiredness to muscle cramps and twitches (known as fasciculation).

Fasciculations are usually harmless; however they can be an indicator of a disease of the motor neurons. Inflammation of affected areas can also be present. Particularly in polyneuropathy, the problems can lead to dizziness upon standing, and problems such as erectile and urinary dysfunction. Hypoglycemia can also occur.

What is neuropathy and how will it affect my body?

Understanding what is neuropathy is critical. Thousands of people are diagnosed with neuropathy annually. Some common questions people ask are, “What is this condition?” “How do I deal with the pain and discomfort?” “Can I be cured?” Most people are not familiar with neuropathy and experience pain and anxiety until they have been diagnosed by their physician and their condition has been evaluated. Unfortunately some patients wait hoping the symptoms will disappear. It is important to seek medical advice as early as possible to treat the underlying cause.

In simple terms, neuropathy is an inflammation of the nerves caused by damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, therefore called peripheral neuropathy. This inflammation may be associated with disease, metabolic problems or traumatic injuries to the nerves. Some people develop neuropathy as a side effect of medications given for an existing medical condition.

Neuropathy is a very painful condition that can really affect anyone. Its important to get the help that you need.

It is a common occurrence for patients who are diabetic to experience some form of neuropathy. The latest research indicates that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy. The human body has an enormous communication system that transfers information from the brain and spinal cord to all parts of the body by the nerves.

Peripheral nerves send messages back and forth and any damage to the peripheral nervous system will disrupt and interrupt communication between the brain and the various parts of the body.

Understanding peripheral neuropathy is quite simple! The peripheral nervous system connects the central nervous system to the limbs and organs of the body. Peripheral neuropathy deals with the damage to this system, with the most common form affecting the nerves in the legs and feet. Because there are many symptoms, a neurological evaluation by your physician is necessary to evaluate all the variables including a thorough family history. Your physician may require tests and screenings to determine the cause of the neuropathy and extent of involvement. Once the underlying cause of the neuropathy is determined, the treatment plan can be started.

Peripheral neuropathy comes in a few different forms, ranging from mononeuropathy, which is quite common, to polyneuropathy, which is more serious because of the wider range of afflicted areas.

In mononeuropathy, only one nerve is affected. Because the pain is localized, the cause of mononeuropathy is often easier to diagnose. A common example of mononeuropathy is the carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve traveling through the carpal tunnel of the wrist is compressed. This is a common problem in people who overuse computers, and is related to repetitive strain injury. Another example that we all experience from time to time is the sensation of pins and needles.  Although this is a less severe problem, it is fixable simply by adjusting to a more comfortable and natural position.

In polyneuropathy, many different nerves are affected. Therefore diagnosis is more difficult since the cause could be centralized at any part of the body. Often the damage on both sides of the body is symmetric making many simple tasks very challenging. The cause for polyneuropathy can be something as simple as alcohol abuse, though in many cases, the cause is not as obvious.

Resources About Cranial neuropathy:
Cranial neuropathy is split into two main sections: optic neuropathy and auditory neuropathy.

Optic neuropathy refers to damage of the optic nerve. This type of neuropathy is related to vision, either as a sudden loss (partial or total) of vision, or a more gradual decline in vision. Alcohol methanol can cause irreversible damage of the optic nerve if not treated very quickly. This chemical is only present in very small amounts in the alcohol used for recreational purposes.

Auditory neuropathy refers to the problems encountered when the outer hair cells still exist and function, but the signals they receive from the surroundings are not properly transmitted to the brain and auditory nerve. This results in hearing problems, which may be either partial or total deafness. Auditory neuropathy is usually caused by a problem in either the inner hairs of the cochlea, the synapse between these cells and the auditory nerves, or the auditory nerve itself. Partial hearing loss is often difficult to diagnose, and can hence remain undetected for some time.