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Peripheral neuropathy is characterised by weakness, numbness, and discomfort in the hands and feet as a consequence of injury to nerves situated outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). It may also have an impact on other biological systems such as digestion, urine, and circulation.

The information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) is sent to the rest of your body through your peripheral nervous system. Sensory information is also sent to the central nervous system via peripheral nerves.

Traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic issues, hereditary factors, and toxic exposure may all produce peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent causes.

Peripheral neuropathic pain is often described as stabbing, burning, or tingling. Symptoms often improve, particularly if they are caused by a curable disease. Peripheral neuropathy may be relieved with medication.

Symptoms
Because each neuron in your peripheral system serves a distinct purpose, symptoms vary depending on which nerves are injured. Nerves are divided into three types:
Sensory nerves receive sensations from the skin, such as temperature, discomfort, vibration, or touch.
Muscle movement is controlled by motor neurons.
Blood pressure, sweat, heart rate, digestion, and bladder function are all controlled by autonomic nerves.

Peripheral neuropathic may cause the following signs and symptoms:
Numbness, prickling, or tingling in your feet or hands that gradually spreads upward into your legs and arms
Pain that is sharp, jabbing, throbbing, or scorching
Touch sensitivity is really high.
Agony in your feet when you put weight on them or while they're beneath a blanket, for example, when you shouldn't be in pain.
Falling and a lack of coordination
Muscle deterioration
When you're not wearing gloves or socks, you get the feeling that you're wearing them.
If your motor nerves are damaged, you may experience paralysis.
If the autonomic nerves are damaged, the following signs and symptoms may occur:

Intolerance to heat
Sweating excessively or not being able to sweat
Problems with the bowels, bladder, or digestion
Blood pressure drops, resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness.
Peripheral neuropathy may affect only one nerve (mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in separate regions (multiple mononeuropathy), or a large number of nerves (multiple polyneuropathy) (polyneuropathy). Mononeuropathy manifests itself in the form of carpal tunnel syndrome. Polyneuropathy affects the majority of patients with peripheral neuropathy.









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