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Fri Feb 11 20:00:07 EST 2011

Can neuropathy move into another part of the body or is it stroke related?
Category: Neuropathy

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i have type 2 controled with metformin, 5.2aic, had stroke ,left my left side completely numb,tingly, .worse in cold , now seems to be geting into right leg.
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2011-02-22 21:26:33.0

Good Evening Mr.OddManOut: Thank you for continuing to include dLife in your diabetes care plan. Yes, neuropathy can unevenly impact areas of the body.

A stroke refers to an episode that impacts the brain. A rupture in a blood vessel, or a clot that breaks loose or leakage from a blood vessel into the brain, this event results in an oxygen deficit to the affected area, causing death to tissues/adversely affecting proper transitions of messages. A stroke will impact one specific area, generally one side of the face and affect the opposite side of the arm and leg. A type of stoke occurs when the blood flow is cut off by the buildup of fat and cholesterol that rupture leading into the brain. This type of stoke is called and ischemic stroke, and appears to be the most common. If blood flow is interrupted briefly, this small stroke is referred to as a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. Lastly, another type of stroke is a hemorrhagic in nature, the blood vessel in the brain leak or break, primarily due to high blood pressure or the weakened blood vessel. While, I would strongly encourage you to contact your PCP/Cardiologist about the sensations in the other leg/movement of sensations, (a stroke tends to impact one side-generally not both),this may not apply to your individual vascular conditions. Potentially, the sensations you have in the other leg are due to neuropathies.

I'm certain you know the warning signs for a stroke:

  • sudden weakness, a fall, (a stroke can occur up to 3-5 days after a fall), dizziness, numbness, diming, blurring or loss of sight

  • speaking, confusion, or understanding appears to be a problem,
    dial 911, **remain calm, **do not drink or eat anything.

    (Be sure to share this with your support team, the first 2 hours of the event are crucial). Continue to be your best, regards Sue
    Click here stroke info

  • Answered By: Susan Throop
    Accreditations: RD, CDE, MA
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    Community Answers (2)
    2011-07-04 14:54:09.0

    Why go on a rant about strokes when the question was about neuropathy? I'm sure Mr. Oddmanout is still wondering the same thing.
    Answered By: duke3z

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    2011-07-01 11:42:25.0

    My peripheral neuropathy has stayed primarily in my feet and hands but I know that it can be autonomic neuropathy that attacks your organs. Is this what you were asking about? Johnny Cash died of autonomic neuropathy because he wasn't diagnosed correctly at first.
    Answered By: auto1356000012616

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