What is the best treatment for diabetic neuropathy?
The American Diabetes Association recommends starting with pregabalin (Lyrica). Gabapentin (Gralise, Neurontin) also is an option. Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness and swelling. Antidepressants.
What is VM202?
VM202 is a DNA plasmid that contains novel genomic cDNA hybrid human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) coding sequence (HGF-X7) expressing two isoforms of HGF, HGF 728 and HGF 723.
How do you cope with neuropathy?
To help you manage peripheral neuropathy:
- Take care of your feet, especially if you have diabetes. Check daily for blisters, cuts or calluses.
- Quit smoking.
- Eat healthy meals.
- Avoid excessive alcohol.
- Monitor your blood glucose levels.
What are the four types of neuropathy?
There are four types: autonomic, peripheral, proximal, and focal neuropathy. Each affects a different set of nerves and has a different range of effects. Autonomic neuropathy harms automatic processes in the body, such as digestion. Peripheral neuropathy damages nerves in the toes, fingers, hands, and feet.
What is first line treatment for diabetic neuropathy?
Pregabalin (Lyrica), gabapentin (Neurontin), amitriptyline (except in older adults), or duloxetine (Cymbalta) should be used as first-line treatment for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
What is GM604?
GM6 (previously known as GM604) is a potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) being developed by Genervon. The company is also developing GM6 as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status and fast-track status to GM6.
What is Engensis?
Engensis is a DNA-based therapy carrying the instructions to produce more of a protein called hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). HGF aids in the formation of new blood vessels, prevents muscle atrophy (shrinkage), and participates in the growth and survival of nerve cells, potentially promoting nerve regeneration.
What is the No 1 medical condition that causes neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy. Diabetes is the number one cause in the United States. Other common causes include trauma, chemotherapy, alcoholism and autoimmune diseases.