Neuropathy is dysfunction or damage of one or more nerves that usually causes tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, muscle shrinking, and pain. Neuropathy typically starts in the hands and feet, but other areas of your body may be affected as well.
Neuropathy may develop because of metabolic dysfunctions, diabetes, infections, chemotherapy, traumatic injuries, some medications, and other reasons. The symptoms can be mild to debilitating. Fortunately, there are natural support options to help improve your overall health and well-being.
Let’s look at the symptoms, types of neuropathies, risk factors, and root causes of neuropathy. After an overview of the diagnosis and traditional treatments, you will learn about natural support strategies to help deal with neuropathy.
What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition resulting from nerve damage from metabolic issues, diabetes, infections, chemotherapy, traumatic injuries, and other conditions. The most common form of neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy, which is frequently caused by diabetes and results in damage to the peripheral nerves.
Peripheral neuropathy affects approximately 20 million people in the United States. The peripheral nervous system sends messages from the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. In addition, it delivers sensory information to your nervous system. Damage to the peripheral nerves disrupts their functioning causing weakness, numbness, pain, and other symptoms.
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