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 diagnoses Peripheral Neuropathy by conducting a physical examination and blood tests. In certain cases, the doctor may also perform CT scan, MRI to check for other causes of this disease.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATED?
Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy aims at addressing the underlying cause. Over the counter pain medication is given for symptomatic relief. Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation and wearing of ergonomic casts and splints are treatment options for Peripheral Neuropathy
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to avoid and prevent it is by:
• avoiding alcohol or drinking it only in moderation
• avoiding smoking or quitting smoking if you smoke
• eating a healthy diet
• getting regular, moderate exercise