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Eat Right for the Nerves in your Feet

Diabetes is on the rise – 28 million Americans have the disease, and half will develop neuropathy. (APMA)

Neuropathy is nerve damage that causes lack of feeling in the extremities. This loss of sensation can be very damaging for the feet, where a small wound or puncture may go unnoticed until it develops into an ulcer.

There are many ways to prevent or slow the onset of diabetes and neuropathy:

Another way to benefit your nerves is to eat a healthy diet. Eating right can not only reduce the risk of nerve damage, but can even restore lost nerve function and prevent more damage!

A Healthy Diet Can Help Your Nerves

Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM recommends bolstering your diet with nerve-nourishing nutrients such as

Antioxidants can help slow the aging process for nerve tissue. Healthy fatty acids (omega 3’s) can restore nerve-protected myelin sheaths. Myelin helps the nerve signals travel along the nerve itself.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables especially leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale. Build whole grains with powerful antioxidants into your diet along with healthy fish containing fatty acids and low-fat meats and dairy products.

Pass on These for Nerve Health

Fight neuropathy by eating right – your nerves will thank you!

Visit Us with Any Neuropathy Concerns

Dr. Alexopoulos, board certified podiatrist has extensive experience with patients with all kinds of foot and ankle diseases and conditions. You can reach us at our Chicago office at (773) 561-8100 or request an appointment via the website. Don’t let poor footwear or any type of foot problem ruin your child’s summer – call us today!

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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