[ALERT] Diabetes Drug CAUSES Nerve Damage
If you have never damage, you know how miserable it can be.
Maybe you’ve got stabbing pains in your back…. or a burning feeling in your legs you deal with all day… or even numbness in your fingers and toes.
Even worse? Once your nerves are damaged, they will be that way FOREVER.
And that’s EXACTLY what makes this latest study so alarming.
Because researchers have just discovered that a popular diabetes drug – taken by millions of seniors – is causing IRREVERSABLE nerve damage.
Fortunately, there’s a simple, inexpensive way to prevent it.
Diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, is one of the leading complications of type 2 diabetes.
So when diabetics develop nerve damage, it would only be natural to assume that it’s because of the diabetes.
But according to an alarming new study, this untreatable nerve damage could be caused by the very drug that’s supposed to help: metformin.
Metformin works in two ways to lower blood sugar. It reduces the amount of glucose produced by the liver, and it increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This means it allows glucose to enter the cells, taking it out of the bloodstream.
But all drugs come with collateral damage.
And metformin’s is that it causes a deficiency in vitamin B12.
This is a problem the medical community has been aware of for years, but a recent study showed that it’s more prevalent than anyone realized.
Vitamin B12 is important for healthy brain and nerve function. It helps form the myelin sheath, a protective substance that surrounds your nerve cells – including those of the brain and spinal cord.
A deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to memory loss and deteriorating brain function – and yes, PERMANENT nerve damage.
With more than 120 million people taking metformin, this represents a major health crisis.
The problem is alarming, but the solution here is simple.
If you have type 2 diabetes and are taking metformin, the best way to avoid permanent nerve damage is to get your B12 levels tested once a year.
If they’re below 300 ng/mL, start supplementing with B12 right away.
And talk to your doc about reducing your metformin dose.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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