What are the types of neuropathy?
There are four types of diabetic neuropathy:
- Peripheral neuropathy (also called diabetic nerve pain and distal polyneuropathy)
- Proximal neuropathy (also called diabetic amyotrophy)
- Autonomic neuropathy.
- Focal neuropathy (also called mononeuropathy)
What is the main cause of neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
Can u have neuropathy and not be diabetic?
Because 60-70% of people with diabetes have some nervous system damage, there’s a perception that only people with diabetes can develop peripheral neuropathy — but that’s not true. Because lots of other things can cause the condition, anyone can suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
What is the No 1 medical condition that causes neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy. Diabetes is the number one cause in the United States. Other common causes include trauma, chemotherapy, alcoholism and autoimmune diseases.
Is neuropathy curable?
Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure. The goals of treatment are to: Slow progression of the disease. Relieve pain.
What is neuropathy, symptoms, and causes?
Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
Is autonomic neuropathy life threatening?
While not usually life-threatening, autonomic neuropathy can be disabling. There are effective treatments for some of the problems caused by diabetic autonomic neuropathy. This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.
How can you diagnose autonomic neuropathy?
tests to rule out other causes of digestive symptoms,such as constipation and diarrhea
How to recognize the different stages of peripheral neuropathy?