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How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

How long until diabetes neuropathy occur?

Different for every: Patient. Many patients feel neuropathy as their first symptom and is what brings them to doctors who diagnose it with an unknown period of having actual diabetes. Others may have diabetes for years and not develop neuropathy. It is important to keep sugars under control to prevent neuropathy or slow its progression. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more


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Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Have neuropathy. Not diabetic. Other causes?

Causes of neuropathy: Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects. There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Many causes: Hi. Neuropathy is damage to nerve function by metabolic factors, toxins, injuries, etc. Specific types of nerve fibers can be afflicted. In my field, diabetes is a very common cause of neuropathy. Some chemotherapy drugs cause neuropathy. Nutritional deficiencies can cause neuropathy (vitamin B12 deficiency is a classic). So yes, a non-diabetic can have neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Long list: Can be anything-- B12 deficiency, various autoimmune disorders, pinched nerves in the spine for example. You may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation if you have never seen one. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetic?

Multiple: Vitamin deficiencies, with or without alcoholism, lead and other heavy metal poisoning. Autoimmune disease, and some cancers cause neuropathies. ...Read more

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Male 62 with diabetes and neuropathy. Any chance for sex?

Male 62 with diabetes and neuropathy. Any chance for sex?

Yes: Depends on the specifics of your problem but there are options. Talk to your doctor about it and he/she will send you to specialists if necessary. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are other leads to of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Could you tell me what are other leads to of neuropathy besides diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause neuropathy if a person doesn't have diabetes?

Is there anything that can cause neuropathy if a person doesn't have diabetes?

Pain, numbness. : Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including diabetes, excessive alcohol use, or chemotherapy. Patients can have tingling, burning, itching, a "tight" feeling, pain, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy considered a painful condition? Can young adults with no diabetes develop neuropathy?

Is neuropathy considered a painful condition? Can young adults with no diabetes develop neuropathy?

No: Not all neuropathy is painful. Patients with painful neuropathy complain of burning tingling and pain in legs at rest. Neuropathy can affect sleep and balance. There are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes. A doctor would have to sort this out. ...Read more

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