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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes mellitus?

What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes mellitus?

Many...: Chemotherapy/exposure to chemicals, excessive alcohol intake, some neuromuscular diseases, and many more. Sometimes the cause can't be determined and they label it "idiopathic". ...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 the different causes of diabetes?

What are the different causes of diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by decreased production of Insulin from the pancreas. Lack of Insulin does not allow you to use the available sugar. Type 2 diabetes is usually cause by Insulin resistance that builds in our cells. This usually happens due to obesity. The Insulin resistance does not allow us to use the available Insulin and sugar. ...Read more

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What are common causes and symptoms of diabetes?

What are common causes and symptoms of diabetes?

Varies: If you mean type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diabetes?

What are  the causes  of diabetes?

Varies: If you mean type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

What are some causes of hyperuricemia besides gout?

Other way around: Hyperuricemia causes gout. It is caused by change in production or excretion of urate. Body produces more urate from foods, diseases (psoriasis, cancer, others), alcohol. It excretes less in kidney problems, menopause, and as a side effect of meds like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). There are other causes. Hyperuricemia is not a disease requiring treatment unless one has gout, kidney stones or, some say kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

What are some other causes of hyperuricemia besides gout and arthritis?

Drink, diet, genes: Diets high in purines (especially organ meats), alcohol consumption (especially beer or whiskey), and genetic factors contribute to high uric acid. Some medications elevated uric acid, particularly water pills. ...Read more

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Besides diabetes, what are some other common diseases and abnormalities of glucose metabolism?

Besides diabetes, what are some other common diseases and abnormalities of glucose metabolism?

Diabetes: Hi. The only things to be concerned with are diabetes and its common precursor, prediabetes. Prediabetes has a very high rate of progression to diabetes. The very (and I mean VERY) rare risk of hypoglycemia in non-diabetics (insulin-producing tumors or beta cell hyperplasia) is so extremely rare that you needn't worry yourself about it. The nonsense "hypoglycemia" diagnosis claimed by many is poop ...Read more

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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are uncommen causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diabetes, spinal stenosis, exposure to toxic chemicals, chemotherapy, iron deficiency anema, vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer, lyme disease, hypothyroidism, and neurological disorders (i.e. Ms). Its important to get a thorough work-up to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diabetics?

What are the causes of diabetics?

Let me explain: Type 1 diabetes is partly inherited, and then triggered by certain infections, with some evidence pointing at coxsackie b4 virus. Type 2 diabetes is due primarily to lifestyle factors and genetics and other many factors. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

None: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown although there are theories that abound. We do know that there is an increased sensitivity of nerve endings to pain in patients with this disease. We also do not know why it occurs predominantly in women. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...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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What are some possible causes of blindness?

What are some possible causes of blindness?

Too many to mention: Cataracts, advanced glaucoma, macula degenerations. Any of a number of retinal disorders, including retinal detachment. Corneal scars, trauma...... ...Read more

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What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

Diabetes: If not properly treated there are many complications from diabetes. I would recommend that you see a diabetes educator who, over time, will guide you through the problems you are having with diabetes. If you don't do that you increase your risk of side effects - heart disease, nerve damage, eye damage, to name just a few. Good work on your part can lessen the likelihood of complications. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more