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What exactly is neuropathy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Pathology : Of the nerve. So, patients may have altered sensation like nubness, tingling, burning, inability to feel at all or when they do the feeligns are funny in some capacity.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Mononeuropathy is damage to a single nerve or nerve group, which results in loss of movement, sensation, or other function of that nerve.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

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What exactly is alcoholic neuropathy?

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Poisoned nerves: Long term use of excessive alcohol causes nerve damage. The symptoms can be burning pain, tingling sensation, numbness, or weakness. Other symptoms of alcohol polyneuropathy include problems with walking, blood pressure that drops too much when standing causing lightheadedness/fainting. Symptoms are worse when there is also vitamin deficiency such as thiamine deficiency, which can cause dementia.
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What is neuropathy?

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Poor nerve function: Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function. Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing.

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