It varies. Some people are born with neuropathy. Many people develop it as a consequence of Diabetes as an adult, often over 50 years old. The age of onset really varies with the cause. Not all causes of peripheral neuropathy are the same. Neuropathy is not an illness related to age. Hope that helps!
Any age. One can develop peripheral neuropathy at any age.
Unable to determine. There are so many different types of neurpathies that no specific age of onset can be determined.
Later adult. Diabetes is the most common cause (in America), and tends to come on in later adult years.
Not an aging problem. Although we lose fiber density, as we age, a true peripheral neuropathy is abnormal at any age. Diabetes is the most common cause in the us today. Heavy metal intoxication, medications, chemotherapy, are seen on occasion. .
None. That's like asking, "At what common age do most people get fat? " "Peripheral neuropathy" covers a lot of territory. It's uncommon in childhood but depending on the cause and type, adults can develop peripheral neuropathy at any age. To reiterate: It depends on the cause and type. There's a lot of information (and misinformation) on the Web about neuropathies. Consult a reputable source.
Neuropathy. Constant burning pain, numbness, and tingling. Skin discoloration with ulceration is an indication of grave prognosis.
Depends. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by things like poorly-controlled diabetes and peripheral artery disease. If you have problems like these then you are more likely to have peripheral neuropathy. However, this has nothing to do with you're mom's peripheral neuropathy. The take-home is manage the risk factors and you will reduce your chances of having a problem.
Depends. Pwripheral neuropathy has many causes including diabetes, chemo therapy, and chemical exposure. The reason for your moms neuropathy will have some tie to your risk. If it is work/toxin exposure and you have same job, then yes. If it is chemotherapy induced and you never got chemo then no.
Can you do it. Peripheral neuropathy and low vision would be in the category of diagnoses. These don't tell me anything about you. It depends on what your impairment is. If you can do your own pedicure do it. Remember most people who get pedicures from others don't have neuropathy or low vision - it is their choice. This decision is all yours. If someone wants to volunteer to do it you can let them.
Podiatrist. Your low vision prevents you from seeing what is happening during self care. The neuropathy means you could cause damage without feeling it. I am not sure what a "volunteer" is but is this an amateur. Your best bet is a podiatrist who can respect the problems of your feet and not cause damage that will come to haunt you later.
Can't happen. An ankle fracture cannot cause generalized peripheral neuropathy, although local nerves could be compromised by a severe fracture. More likely, peripheral neuropathy existed prior to, the fracture, and was discovered after it occurred.
Clarification. An ankle fracture does NOT cause a diffuse neuropathy but the local trauma to the bone could be associated with injury to nerves at the ankle such as posterior tibial through the flexor retinaculum over the inner ankle. This may result in tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Certainly. Any systemic disease like leukemia or lymphoma treatment can cause peripheral neuropathy. Whether the disease or treatment is causing the symptoms is variable but the treatment is more notorious for precipitating symptoms.
Doc says I have peripheral neuropathy. Cause unknown. Not to worry about it. What should I do? What does it affect? Does it get worse?
See details. If it causes issues for you, there are medications which can often significantly reduce the symptoms. It generally has no effect and often does not get worse.
Have bilateral peripheral neuropathy, etiology unknown, ruled out diabetes and neuro found spiinal pulses ok; male age 60, onset 8 yrs. Options?
Idiopathic. Many causes of neuropathy may not have a specific treatable cause. You may have a small fiber neuropathy that would need a biopsy for diagnosis. If there is pain involved then there are several meds that can help with symptoms. The best way to treat neuropathic symptoms us to treat the cause if the neuropathy. Makes it difficult if the cause cannot be determined.
See below. It depends on the severety of the symptoms. If the pain is severe enough and progressing you might benefit from seein peripheral nerve speacialist at the university setting and possibly have a sural nerve biopsy.
Depends on the cause. 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.
Besides the common causes of peripheral neuropathy, what else could possibly cause it? No alcohol, no diabetes, or toxins
Everyone has toxins. Toxins are the cause of 95% of human disease. Everyone has them and most do not know it or which ones they have. You body probably is having a rough time getting g rid of the toxic load that you have, but do know about. Find a acam doctor who is experienced in determining the types of toxins and the extent to which you are affected and how to get rid of them.
Many possibilities. 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.