Sunday, 8 February 2015

Welcome to the MNT Knowledge Center, your source for our most detailed content on specific conditions and subjects. Click through to Knowledge Center Home to read more. What is neuropathy? Neuropathy causes and treatments

Neuropathy is not a single disease - instead, it is a complication found in a number of different underlying medical conditions. It can also be seen without the cause being diagnosed, when doctors called it "idiopathic." The term neuropathy is short for peripheral neuropathy, meaning nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system. Only nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord are involved, so peripheral neuropathy does not include nerve damage in the central nervous system. Contents of this article: What is neuropathy? What causes neuropathy? Signs and symptoms of neuropathy Tests and diagnosis Neuropathy treatment and prevention More information You will also see introductions at the end of some sections to any recent developments that have been covered by MNT's news stories. Also look out for links to information about related conditions. Fast facts on neuropathy Here are some key points about neuropathy. More detail and supporting information is in the main article. Neuropathy is a complication found in a number of different underlying medical conditions. Neuropathy is short for peripheral neuropathy. Three types of nerve can be involved; autonomic nerves, motor nerves and sensory nerves. Physical trauma, repetitive injury, infection, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins and some drugs can all lead to peripheral neuropathy. Most cases of neuropathy are found in people who have diabetes2 (diabetic neuropathy). With neuropathy as a complication of diabetes, up to 50% of people affected may be completely asymptomatic.4,9 People commonly describe the pain of neuropathy as being a tingling or burning sensation.2 Being tested for neuropathy is routine for diabetes sufferers. Whether single or multiple nerves are affected, the underlying cause can, in many cases, be targeted for treatment.2,7 For toxic causes, removing exposure to a toxin, or stopping a culprit drug, will halt further nerve more- personal story started  in 2001 i have ulna and cerival which affects me via balance,body movements,dizzy like coming off a childrens roundabout most of the  time on gabapentin 300 mg times four a  day.

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