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A 31-year-old female asked:

can overheating be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy? also, how is pn treated if pills don't work?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Peripheral neuropathy affects how the nerves in your limbs transmit sensation back to your brain. This means that you start to have pain or numbness without any external cause. Pn has nothing to do with appetite or dietary control. There is no treatment other than stopping the process that is causing the neuropathy if possible. Controlling diabetes, changing chemotherapy regimens etc.

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