Cancer can cause nerve pain and nerve damage in multiple ways. In some instances, cancerous masses may push against or crush nerves. In other cases, certain types of cancer may result in nutritional deficiencies that affect nerve function. Additionally, some types of chemotherapy and radiation may produce nerve pain and nerve damage in certain individuals.
The two main parts discussed below make up the nervous system.
Central nervous system (CNS). The brain and spinal cord are part of the CNS.
Peripheral nervous system (PNS). The nerves outside of the CNS that carry information back and forth between the body and the brain are part of the PNS. The PNS helps control the following:
– Sensing, such as touching, hearing, seeing, tasting, and smelling o The functioning of the internal organs, such as the stomach, lungs, and heart
Nervous system symptoms may lead to a cancer diagnosis, appear soon after treatment, or may appear several years after treatment. The symptoms you experience depends on the part of the nervous system that is affected. Like a car your body will give warning signs (symptoms) that tell you to refuel or to change your oil. Preventing these symptoms is key in cancer prevention. Once you have certain symptoms, that’s when you are at risk of getting cancers and other diseases. So look for warning signs and be preventative!
Specific drugs are more likely to cause nervous system side effects and put you at risk of getting cancers. These include:
• Vinca alkaloids, including vincristine (Vincasar), vinorelbine (Navelbine), and vinblastine (Velban)
• Platinum-based drugs, such as cisplatin (Platinol) or oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)
• Taxane drugs, such as docetaxel (Taxotere) and paclitaxel (Taxol)
• Etoposide (Vepesid)
• Cytarabine (Cytosar-U), in high doses
• Ifosfamide (Ifex), in high doses
• Methotrexate (multiple brand names), in high doses
• Some drugs to prevent vomiting
• Opioid pain relievers
•Anticonvulsants, which are drugs to treat seizures
So what supplements should you take to repair nerve supply?
VitalCBD: capsules, oil or rapid dissolve tablets. 40mg to 150mg once to three daily.
The Vitamin B complex in PROMega B helps manage stress,support immune system function and helps reduce irritability. B vitamins are important for proper circulatory function, for maintaining blood pressure within normal ranges, and preserving proper cholesterol and homocysteine levels. 1 capsule once daily with food.
Neuro Complex combines the most active, stable, and highly bioavailable forms of folic acid (Quatrefolic brand) and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin). For best results take 2 capsules daily with food.
Dr. Jenny P. Wilkins, NMD, CRA
Dr. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research associate. She is a successful entrepreneur as the CEO/Proprietor of AgeVital Pharmacies in Sarasota, Florida. She is a charismatic media personality and television producer with regular appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, CBS, the CW and Lifetime. As a health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jenny lectures all around the world at various conferences about the endocannabinoid system and functional integrative healthcare and how natural solutions work to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses. She authors books for healthcare practitioners and consumers and educates the healthcare community and individuals using her extensive research and findings about the endocannabinoid system.
She is the President and Chairman of The American Academy of the Endocannabinoid System (AAECS) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP). Her expansive credentials include a Board Certification at The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners – (ABAAHP), a Diplomate of the AAIM College of Nutrition and a Board Certification with the (AAIM) Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jenny is also a member of the American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, serves as a senior business and financial advisor for Nuvusio, Conference Advisory Board Medical Chair of the Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition (FMCCE) and the medical director for Biom-Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Officer And Medical Director for M3-Biodynamics and M3-Innovations.