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Peripheral neuropathy

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Introduction
Peripheral neuropathy is a term for damage to the damage to the peripheral nervous system.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often develop first in the hands, feet, legs and arms, and can include a tingling pins and needles sensation.
Causes of peripheral neuropathy
In England, diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy. The condition can also be caused by other health conditions, and by certain medications.
Diagnosing peripheral neuropathy
In the first stages of diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, your GP will ask you about your symptoms and whether there is any history of neuropathy in your
Treatment of peripheral neuropathy
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy can address the underlying cause for the condition and the symptom of nerve pain.
Complications of peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can cause a number of complications, including foot ulcers and disturbances to the blood circulation and heartbeat.
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