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peripheral neuropathy

Safe Cooking Tips For People with Neuropathy

By Elaine Guinan on July 20, 2017

Peripheral neuropathy can be an unwanted side-effect of chemotherapy. Peripheral neuropathy is the term given to symptoms experienced due to damage to the nerves in the limbs. These symptoms can include pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness among other things. Symptoms such as these can make cooking a difficult and dangerous task, as handling objects is often more difficult.

Neuropathy is common among diabetics too, so there are treatments such as pain medications, which can improve symptoms and make carrying out daily tasks easier. Studies show acupuncture can help with neuropathy too. Make sure to speak with your medical team to find out what your options are and to ensure you are taking any medications correctly.

Here are some tips to help:

We hope that these tips help. If you have discovered ‘hacks’ to help you manage your neuropathy, please let us know in the comments.

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