Reishi Mushroom for Neuropathy | Does It Help?

Reishi Mushroom for Neuropathy | Does It Help?

Using Reishi Mushroom for Neuropathy

There are no studies showing benefits to using reishi for neuropathy. Although there are many studies showing that lion’s mane mushroom is good for neuropathy related pain. Reishi has been shown to have neuroprotective benefits. So using both reishi and lion’s mane together could provide benefits for neuropathic pain. Always consult your doctor before adding any supplement to your diet and health regimen.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a type of injury to your nervous system. Specifically, it is an issue in the peripheral nervous system. This is a network of nerves that transmits information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body.

There are a number of different causes for peripheral neuropathy. Some people inherit the disease from their parents. Others develop it because of trauma or other disorders.

In many cases, another kind of problem, like kidney disease or a hormone imbalance, causes peripheral neuropathy. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the United States is diabetes. There are over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy, each with their own constellation of symptoms and prognosis.

It is the damage of nerves controlling muscles and movements in your body, like moving your hands and arms, or speaking. Sensory nerves control what you can feel, like pain, temperature, or light touch. Sensory neuropathy attacks those groups of nerves. Autonomic nerves control functions that you are not aware of, like breathing and heartbeat.

Damage to these nerves can have a severe effect. You might have a mixture of 2 or 3 of these other types of neuropathy, like a sensor-motor neuropathy. Usually, peripheral neuropathy cannot be treated, but there are many things that can be done to keep it from getting worse. If a primary disease, such as diabetes, is at the root, your health care provider will first address this, and then address pain and other symptoms of the neuropathy.

Over-the-counter pain medications may be helpful in some cases. In others, you will need a prescription drug. Some of these medicines include mexiletine, a medicine developed to fix irregular heart rhythms; antiseizure medications, such as gabapentin, phenytoin, and carbamazepine; and certain classes of antidepressants, including tricyclics, such as amitriptyline.

Lidocaine injections and patches can help with pain in other cases. And, in extreme cases, surgery can be used to destroy the nerves or to repair the injuries that are causing the pain and symptoms of neuropathy.

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