Although not the death sentence it once was decades ago, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is still a disease that can be life-changing, painful, and even lethal. With more and more patients surviving HIV and even thriving- leading a full life thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and treatment options- you’d think there would be a cure for HIV-related neuropathy. With approximately 34 million people infected with HIV across the world and estimates as high as 60% of those patients also suffering from neuropathy, it leaves you scratching your head wondering why there hasn’t been a treatment—or even a cure—for this painful condition.
Today we’re going to discuss symptoms of HIV-related neuropathy, the diagnosis and pain management options provided by most doctors, and a treatment method that can help eliminate neuropathy entirely.
Symptoms of HIV-Related Neuropathy
HIV itself comes with dozens and dozens of symptoms, but a very commonly seen symptom is neuropathy. HIV-related neuropathy symptoms are very similar to general peripheral neuropathy:
- A burning sensation in the extremities, especially the legs and feet.
- A “pins and needles” tingling sensation in the hands and feet.
- A feeling of stiffness in the feet and toes.
- Numbness in the fingers, hands, toes and feet.
- Extreme, painful sensitivity to touch.
- Weakness and the inability to stand or walk.
Those diagnosed with HIV-related neuropathy will not hesitate to tell you that the above symptoms are as bad as they sound. There’s HIV polyneuropathy, HIV mononeuropathy, and HIV inflammatory neuropathy- and sadly, treatments for neuropathy can be the cause of the condition themselves (antiretroviral toxic neuropathy).
Current Pain Management Strategies
Based on the patient, there are various treatments and pain management strategies doctors have implemented in order for sufferers to live as normal a life as possible. Some of these programs include:
- Changing the patient’s diet to include more vitamin enriched foods.
- (if the patient smokes) Creating a plan to help them quit.
- Prescribing special shoes that won’t constrict blood flow to the feet.
- Prescribing non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
- Ice baths for the legs, feet and toes.
- Anti-seizure, antidepressants and opiate analgesics
Treatment options consist mainly of the pain management options noted above, with some exceptions. Certain HIV medications can actually make your neuropathy pain much worse. When this occurs, the doctor will try to adjust the current drugs to other types of medication. This method is really only an attempt to manage pain, not a cure for the neuropathic condition.
Is There an Option For HIV Related Neuropathy Patients To Find Temporary Relief And A Real Cure?
Yes. First, treat the underlying cause, HIV. Then, talk to your doctor about the ReBuilder®. It can change how you live your life.
The ReBuilder® is a very sophisticated, computerized medical device created to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain with absolutely no side effects. This FDA-cleared device has become the standard of care utilized in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. You can find a wealth of detailed information about the ReBuilder, including how Dr. Phillips developed this ground-breaking device to stop neuropathy pain.
The ReBuilder® provides supplementary support to manage neuropathy while you treat the underlying cause (for example, if you have neuropathy from a vitamin deficiency, use ReBuilder® for symptom management while you bring your vitamin levels up to speed). The ReBuilder® stimulates sleeping, damaged, and overactive nerves, increasing blood flow while at the same time elevating pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals produced by the brain. This treatment takes only 30 minutes per session and you don’t need to go to your doctor’s office—you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Not only are doctors, clinics and hospitals across the world touting the benefits of the ReBuilder®—so are peripheral neuropathy sufferers just like you!
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