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My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nerve problems

Neuropathy is a generic term for nerve problems.
It can be from a lot of different things. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of neuropathy. Diabetes can get a form of neuropapthy, commonly in the hands in feet.

In brief: Nerve problems

Neuropathy is a generic term for nerve problems.
It can be from a lot of different things. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of neuropathy. Diabetes can get a form of neuropapthy, commonly in the hands in feet.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Neuropathy

Mononeuropathy is damage to a single nerve or nerve group, which results in loss of movement, sensation, or other function of that nerve.
A polyneuropathy is a neuropathy pattern, whereby the nerve damage initially starts in both feet and may progress to involve the feet, calves, and fingers/hands. Another word for this pattern is a stocking and glove neuropathy.

In brief: Neuropathy

Mononeuropathy is damage to a single nerve or nerve group, which results in loss of movement, sensation, or other function of that nerve.
A polyneuropathy is a neuropathy pattern, whereby the nerve damage initially starts in both feet and may progress to involve the feet, calves, and fingers/hands. Another word for this pattern is a stocking and glove neuropathy.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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