How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DoctorAnil Your Own Question
DoctorAnil
DoctorAnil, Doctor
Category: Endocrinology
Satisfied Customers: 8157
Experience:  M.D with over 30 years of experience in practice.
4713694
Type Your Endocrinology Question Here...
DoctorAnil is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have numb or burning feet that seams too be progressing up

Customer Question

I have numb or burning feet that seams too be progressing up my legs ..very painful at times also my sex drive and proformance has suffered considerably...
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 4 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

Associated lower back pain?

History of Diabetes,hypertension,etc?

Are you taking any medications?

Any erection and ejaculation issues?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Any investigations so far?

Thanks.
Waiting for your response.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
some lower back pain I have type 2 diabetes iam taking metformin and lyrica /januvia also have tried Viagra ..without much success....feet pain for over 12 months....
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
really getting desparate
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

The symptoms you describe are suggestive of Diabetic Neuropathy.

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur in patients suffering from diabetes.

Diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling.

You can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle.

The line of treatment may include

Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Anti depressant medications.

Vitamin B1,B6,B12 supplements can be considered.

You should work with your primary care doctor for diabetes management.

HbA1C testing be done in your case every three months.

Also testing your uric acid levels,lipid profile should be considered apart from free and total testosterone levels to rule out low male hormone levels.

I hope this helps

Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 4 months ago.

Also avoid prolonged standing or walking.

Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 4 months ago.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.
May I help you further?
Please to not forget a positive rating and avoid poor/bad rating.
Bonus is highly appreciated.
Waiting for your response.

Related Endocrinology Questions