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You may be suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy

 

 

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins.

 

One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes mellitus. For a quick diagnosis & treatment for peripheral neuropathy, visit a Nerve Specialist or Neurologist now.

 

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. Nerves are classified into:

  • Sensory nerves that receive sensation, such as temperature, pain, vibration or touch, from the skin

  • Motor nerves that control muscle movement

  • Autonomic nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder

Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:

  • Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms

  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch

  • Lack of coordination and falling

  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected

According to Dr Winnie Lim Khoo Neurology Clinic, "If one experiences some of the mentioned symptoms, he / she may be suffering from nerve damage. To stop further damage on the nerve; we recommend you to visit a neurologist proper treatments.

 

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