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What is neuropathy?

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Poor nerve function

Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function.
Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing.

In brief: Poor nerve function

Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function.
Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing.
Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve condition

Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can cause symptoms of numbness, pain, tingling, loss of sensation, or altered sensation.
Many conditions can cause neuropathy including diabetes, medications, trauma or injury, etc. Some neuropathies are permanent and others can be temporary. Any nerve symptoms should be checked by your physician.

In brief: Nerve condition

Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can cause symptoms of numbness, pain, tingling, loss of sensation, or altered sensation.
Many conditions can cause neuropathy including diabetes, medications, trauma or injury, etc. Some neuropathies are permanent and others can be temporary. Any nerve symptoms should be checked by your physician.
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