18 doctors weighed in:

Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr Yo-El Ju
Neurology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart.
However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal.

In brief: Rare

Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart.
However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal.
Dr Yo-El Ju
Dr Yo-El Ju
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Dr David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart.
However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal.

In brief: Unlikely

Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart.
However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal.
Dr David Rosenfeld
Dr David Rosenfeld
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Dr James Marx
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not Generally

Peripheral neuropathies are one of the most painful conditions.
Fortunately, with the proper mediciations they can be successfullly treated. Polynueuropathies can involve many other systems such as the heart, the lung and GI tract which can cause more serious complications. The suffering from peripheral neuropathy can lead to derpression and if severe enough suicide.

In brief: Not Generally

Peripheral neuropathies are one of the most painful conditions.
Fortunately, with the proper mediciations they can be successfullly treated. Polynueuropathies can involve many other systems such as the heart, the lung and GI tract which can cause more serious complications. The suffering from peripheral neuropathy can lead to derpression and if severe enough suicide.
Dr James Marx
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Dr Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It does not kill you, complications associated with it may though.

In brief: No

It does not kill you, complications associated with it may though.
Dr Jeffrey Kass
Dr Jeffrey Kass
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Dr Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

Not directly, but you may due to associated complications.

In brief: Not usually

Not directly, but you may due to associated complications.
Dr Payam Rafat
Dr Payam Rafat
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