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Peripheral Neuropathy

Damage or disease affecting the nerves. Damage to nerves may impaired sensation, movement, gland function, and/or organ dysfunction depending on which nerves are affected. Neuropathies affecting motor sensory or optimal neck nurse result and different symptoms more than one type of nerves may be affected. It may be acute or chronic and may be reversible or permanent.

Traumatic injuries, infections (Hep B and C, HIV, shingles) metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins (Alcohol). Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. Low Vitamin levels B-1, B-6, B-12, Copper and Vitamin E, Chemotherapy. Idiopathic Neuropathy (No Cause is identified).

Symptoms: It depends on the types of nerves affected.
• Gradual onset of numbness or tingling in your feet or hands. It can spread into your legs and arms.
• Burning, throbbing or sharp pain and extreme sensitivity to touch. (Sensory nerves).
• Lack of coordination and falling.
• Muscle weakness and inability to move (Motor Nerves).
• Feeling as if you are wearing gloves or socks when you are not.
• Bowel, bladder, digestive problems and sexual dysfunction.
• Drop in blood pressure causing dizziness or lightheadedness. (Autonomic Nerves).

• Eat diet reach in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to keep nerves healthy.
• Exercises regularly.
• Avoid factors that may cause nerve damage; smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

• History, physical and neurological exams by specialist.
• Blood tests: Can detect immune system problem, toxins, poisons, metabolic and infectious.
• EMG (electromyogram) and NCS (nerve conduction studies) by neurologist.
• Nerve ultrasound and biopsy.
• Genetic testing and MRI

Treatment: Treatment can vary widely depending on its cause.
• Medications; injections, pills and patches.
• Physical therapy, if improve pain symptoms and balance.
• Devices and wearable equipment; braces, canes, walkers and prescribed footwear.
• Pain management treatments: acupuncture, TENS units, injections, spinal cord stimulator implants (FDA approved for management of diabetic peripheral neuropathy).