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A 70-year-old male asked:

neurologist said peripheral neuropathy is almost always caused by excessive alcohol or diabetics. if you consume 3 beers per day is pn likely?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not necessarily: Statistically in usa, most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, or alcohol/ nutritional issues, but your 3 beers daily probably has little impact. In your age group, other etiologies could be present, such as b-12 deficiency, amyloid deposition, medication adverse effects, vascular disease, etc. An EMG could reveal insight.
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
3 beer per day: Unlikely.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
It is possible.: Alcohol consumed over a long period of time can lead to peripheral neuropathy.

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