Why Does My Neuropathy Get Worse at Night

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(Newswire.net — May 1, 2020) Darien, CT — Why do I have pain at night? I have clients ask me this question all the time. You would believe that when a body is at rest there would be less pain. That is true most of the times of physical discomfort. When you rest an unpleasant body part the pain is reduced. However, with peripheral neuropathy, you have a natural condition that accompanies with physical pain.

Diabetic Neuropathy and Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy are known as comorbidities. Comorbidity is when you have a secondary health concern. In the case of diabetic neuropathy, diabetes is the main illness. For the CIPN (Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy) the cancer is the main pathology. For alcoholic neuropathy, you can quickly see where the neuropathy is originating from. In all pathologies discussed there is a lack of blood circulation to the extremities, the parts of the body furthest far from the heart.

The hands and feet are furthest far from your heart. We are all conscious that muscles require blood flow. The nerves likewise need blood flow too. When there is a reduction in appropriate blood supply the arteries end up being frail and harder. The blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the legs and arms. Have you seen what a dried sponge appears like? Well, something comparable can take place inside the walls of the arteries when there is an absence of blood circulation. Resulting in the wall of the arteries hardening. Compromised blood flow ends up being more troublesome for people with peripheral neuropathy adding to increase pain and an absence of level of sensitivity.

You need to understand that the body heals when you sleep. Particular organs take over control of blood flow not generally readily available throughout the day. An example would be the gall bladder takes over from 11:00 pm up until approximately 1:00 am. The liver cleanses the blood from 1:00 am till 3:00 am. Have you ever noticed the need to clear your bowels upon awakening? This is since the intestinal tracts get their blood flow quota from 5:00 am until 7:00 am. Now, these are not all exact times but fairly close. This info is based on conventional Chinese organ body clock charts. So there is some science behind my description.

When you drift off to sleep in an immuno-compromised state the blood is not getting to your hands and feet. This is why pain is worse at night for individuals with peripheral neuropathy. We recommend nightly use of near infra-red light treatment prior to going to bed. This will assist relax the legs or hands by dilating the blood vessels through the increased production of nitric oxide. I hope this information was helpful.

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