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A 30-year-old male asked:

How come when u have neuropathy u feel colder than normal?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Nerves not send righ: When you have neuropathy your nerves don't feel sensations correctly. The nerves are you wiring. They are your internal electrical circuit . If your wires aren't working right then they don't send your sensations to you correctly. The better you can diagnose why you have neuropathy the better the treatment can be.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Poor signals: Neuropathy is a term that describes damage to the nerve. This damage to the nerves leads to poor signalling to the brain. Some people feel like a limb is more cold while others feel it is hot and burning. In some cases, there can be autonomic issues as well which can actually affect temperature of limbs.

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Last updated Sep 15, 2013

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