Hands Feet & Heart is now Neuropathy Alliance of Texas!
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Knowledge is power.

We know that. 

It’s why we offer tools to help those affected by neuropathy live fuller, richer lives.
  • It’s why our meetings feature expert speakers.  
  • It’s why we maintain a lending library of helpful, relevant literature. 
  • It’s what drives our website. 
  • It’s why we foster communication and strive for a sense of community among our members.
  • And it’s why we educate the general public, as well as medical practitioners, about the disease.
Each person brings a unique story and a different perspective to a common disease.  Bring yours and join us.

Austin Clinical Trial Needs Participants

Neuropathy Alliance of Texas Medical Director Dr. Sara Austin is participating with the University of Kansas in a federally funded trial to test the comparative effectiveness of 4 medications for idiopathic painful sensory neuropathy (not caused by diabetes).  

These medications are Mexilitine, Nortiptyline, Lyrica a
nd Cymbalta.  
The trial lasts for 3 months and will involve at least 2 clinic visits.  Interested participants should not currently be on any of these medications and if taking gabapentin (Neurontin) would need to stop before the trial. If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact

Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
Austin Celebrates National Neuropathy Week
Members of one of our support groups hold purple neuropathy ribbons in recognition of National Neuropathy Week at a recent meeting. Affecting 1 in 15 people in the US, neuropathy is probably the most common disease that many people have never heard of. 
 Read the Fall Newsletter Online!

Next Meetings
Austin - West Austin - Northwest Hills Georgetown/Sun City
May 9
Topic: "Nutrition for Neuropathy"
Speaker: Tori Jarzabkowski, MS, RDN, LD
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

May 25
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
1:30-3:00 PM

May 11
Topic: "Foot Reflexology and Neuropathy"
Speaker: Bonnie Lowery, Foot Reflexologist
1:30-2:30 PM

June 13
Topic: "Pain Management for Neuropathy"
Speaker: Gus Lowry, MD, Balcones Pain Consultants
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

June 22
Topic: TBA, "Measure your Progress"
Speaker: Sue Holstrom, RN Axelacare
1:30-3:00 PM

June 8
Topic: "Understanding Neuropathy & Small Fiber Neuropathies"
Speaker: Yessar Hussain, MD
1:30-2:30 PM


athenahealth Contributes to HFH
Hands Feet & Heart is proud to announce a gift of $5,000 in 2014 from the local office of athenacare in recognition of our ongoing efforts to improve the health of and provide support to those affected by neuropathy. This generous gift will help our 3-year old organization move to a new level in fulfilling its mission of raising awareness about neuropathy in the healthcare community, educating members about their disease and fostering a nurturing environment where they are able to support each other.
 Estimate your out-of-pocket health care costs Understanding the Affordable Care Act
The National Health Council (NHC) has created a tool to "de-mystify" the Affordable Care Act.  Their website is an evolving work in progress, and the NHC encourages your input to help them improve the site. Use the link above to explore your options.

Website use/disclaimers

This website has been designed for informational and educational purposes only.  It contains basic information about neuropathy and is not intended to answer individual questions or in any way substitute for informed medical advice from a physician.  You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider, and Neuropathy Alliance of Texas strongly encourages you to consult a neurologist about your symptoms and condition.  Neuropathy Alliance of Texas does not endorse any treatments, medications, articles, abstracts or products discussed herein.


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