Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
If you’re unfamiliar with the condition, peripheral neuropathy generally describes a disorder affecting your peripheral nervous system, which is essentially your spine and nerves. Your brain sends signals to other parts of your body through your peripheral nervous system and nerves relay information back to the brain. Damage to these nerves can produce uncomfortable symptoms in your arms, hands, legs, or feet such as mild to sharp pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, hypersensitivity, and more.
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Peripheral neuropathy can develop from a few different causes. Below are the most common causes of the condition.
About 60% of diabetics will eventually experience some form of nerve damage throughout their life. Nerve damage can be caused by consistently high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. Although symptoms may take years to appear, with most people usually experiencing symptoms closer to mid-life, patients diagnosed with diabetes should manage their blood sugar levels to prevent peripheral neuropathy from developing early or progressing too quickly.
Alcoholic neuropathy can develop from consuming excessive amounts of alcohol over a long period of time. When you drink large amounts of alcohol, ethanol and other toxins are delivered to your nerves in place of essential vitamins and nutrients. These toxins damage your nerves. Early symptoms of alcoholic neuropathy include burning and tingling sensations in your hands and feet.
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Neuropathy can also develop from a hereditary disorder. There are a few types of hereditary neuropathic disorders, but the most commonly diagnosed is Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT). CMT is a degenerative disease of the nerves and muscles in your lower leg, foot, forearm, and hands. The disease is slowly progressive and can eventually limit the functionality of your hands and feet, as well as produce a loss of sensation in your limbs and physical abnormalities to your feet.
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Your kidneys are responsible for filtering out toxic fluids and waste accumulating throughout your body. Blood vessels within the kidney filter the waste, but high blood sugar levels can destroy those blood vessels and your kidneys would not function properly. Toxins left in your body can damage your nerves, and without properly functioning kidneys, your body cannot regulate blood sugar levels. This can lead to peripheral neuropathy, although symptoms of kidney damage may be hard to detect. We recommend regular testing to detect any abnormalities that could lead to kidney failure.
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