What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is referred to a type of nerve damage in the body due to trauma, injury, or diabetes. The major cause of Neuropathy is Diabetes, according to doctors and experts. In simple words, nerve damage or dysfunction caused by Diabetes, trauma, or injury is regarded as Neuropathy. As you know Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) in the body, this high level of blood sugar can injure the nerves throughout the body. The nerves present in the feet or legs are the most common target of Diabetic Neuropathy. It can cause several ailments and medical conditions according to the affected nerves. Some common symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy are as follows:
- Pain in Legs or Feet
- Digestive System Issues
- Problems in Urinary tract
- Blockage of blood vessels
- Cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or hypertension
Diabetic neuropathy is a very serious diabetic complication. According to an estimate, almost 50% of Diabetes patients suffer from Diabetic Neuropathy. However, the best way to avoid Diabetic neuropathy is to adapt to a healthy lifestyle and blood sugar management. According to the location of the affected nerves, there are four major types of Diabetic Neuropathy which include:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Autonomic Neuropathy
- Proximal Neuropathy
All of these types of Diabetic Neuropathies are caused by uncontrolled high blood sugar, according to experts. High blood sugar interferes with the signal transmission of the nerves and causes damage to them.
Can You Use Kratom for Neuropathy?
Kratom is an evergreen plant usually grown in Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is well-known throughout the world for its many beneficial health properties. According to scientific research studies, Kratom has strong therapeutic benefits as well. People have been using Kratom for the treatment of several ailments and medical conditions for centuries. According to the users of Kratom, it can provide relief from pain, inflammation, diarrhea, muscle aches, and migraines.
The medical properties of Kratom are due to the two main active alkaloids present in it. These alkaloids are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. They are responsible for Kratom’s pain-relieving and energy-boosting effects. Aside from these two alkaloids, there are 23 more alkaloids with comparatively fewer effects due to their minor contents in the leaves of Kratom.
One thing that Kratom is also helpful for the treatment of Diabetes and hence the diabetic neuropathies, which is the main topic of our today’s article. Several users have reported the effectiveness of Kratom against diabetes. In this article, we are going to explore how Kratom works for Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy patients.
· How Kratom Helps Patients with Neuropathy?
According to the research studies, Kratom can help diabetic patients suffering from neuropathy through several indirect ways. For example, in an NPR study, Kratom has successfully increased the transport of glucose to the muscles in rats, thereby decreasing the sugar level in the blood. This research study has concluded that Kratom can be helpful in blood sugar level management and hence provide relief from diabetic neuropathy because once diabetes is relieved, diabetic neuropathy will be automatically relieved.
In another research study, Kratom has been found to be effective in increasing the activities of enzymes responsible for insulin-stimulated glucose transport. Kratom can also increase the GLUT1 content in the body which is responsible for the removal of sugar from the blood.
Among all the strains of Kratom, White Vein Kratom has a beneficial effect on increasing glucose transport efficiency in human muscle cells reported by research studies. Red Maeng Da is another strain of Kratom that can play a vital role in glucose regulation. So, in simple words, we can say that Kratom can help with Diabetic Neuropathy through indirect routes.
There are many benefits of using Kratom for the treatment of Diabetic Neuropathies, some of which are as follows:
· Kratom regulates High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure is a severe complication of Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy which can cause many cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. Kratom plays a vital role in the regulation of high blood pressure if it is taken in an appropriate dosage.
· Kratom provides relief from stress and anxiety
With a moderate dosage, Kratom can provide relief from stress and anxiety caused by diabetic neuropathy. According to the users, Kratom instills a sense of calmness with relaxing effects. This helps in lowering down the blood pressure further.
As we have already mentioned, pain is one of the major symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Kratom provides relief from pain by interacting with the opioid receptors in the brain through its active alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. When Kratom is taken in moderate dosage, it can provide relief from the numbness in the legs and feet which is due to diabetic neuropathy.
To get all these benefits of Kratom, you must have to take a moderate and appropriate dosage. We recommend a dosage of a few grams (around about 2-3 grams). However, if you want to get intense and prolonged effects, you can gradually increase your dosage. It is very important to keep in mind that a high dosage of Kratom can produce strong sedative effects which are not good for health. So, you should avoid a high dosage (more than 7 grams) of Kratom.
Kratom can provide relief to the patient suffering from neuropathy (particularly diabetic neuropathy). However, you should not consider Kratom as the medical treatment of neuropathy. Also, be careful when selecting the dosage of Kratom. You should consult with your doctor prior to using Kratom.
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