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Peripheral Neuropathy


Peripheral Neuropathy:  Peripheral neuropathy is a result of nerve damage. In many cases, the condition first develops in the extremities of the body, such as the feet, hands, legs and arms.
 
The main symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include:
  •     numbness and tingling in the feet or hands
  •     burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas
  •     loss of balance and co-ordination
  •     muscle weakness, especially in the feet
These symptoms are usually constant, but may fluctuate.

Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

In many cases Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms improve with time, especially if the condition is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated. A number of medications are often used to reduce the painful symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy.

Generally, the sooner peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed, the better the chance of limiting the damage and preventing further complications. It's therefore important to see your doctor if you experience symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

There are no herbal or home remedies or supplements for this condition. But controlling blood sugar is important when caused by diabetes. Stopping smoking and cutting down on alcohol may also help.


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Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

 

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