Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when the nerves of the nervous system malfunction because they are damaged. This damage disrupts the nerves normal functioning and these might send signals of pain when there’s nothing causing pain. Peripheral Neuropathy is uncomfortable. Some of the signs and symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy include tingling in the hands or feet, stabbing pains, shocking sensation, thinning of the skin, drop in the blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, constipation and many more.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will first conduct a physical exam. Other tests such as blood tests and CT scan will help in ruling out other conditions that may cause similar symptoms. Nerve biopsy may be needed along with electromyography and nerve conduction study for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATED?
Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy includes use of over the counter medications that help to reduce the pain. Alongside medicines for seizures and antidepressants are also given to such patients. Physiotherapy and massage helps to.
DID YOU KNOW?
If a person is suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy, then the person is at a greater risk of accidents in the home.