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What is the Cause of Your Neuropathy?
by Chris Daino
heard time and time again, from someone suffering from
neuropathy, that they donít know the cause of their
neuropathy, and that it was called "idiopathic
neuropathy" by their doctor. What does this
mean? Thatís just a
fancy word for not knowing what the cause actually
is a long list of possible causes of neuropathy.
Neuropathy means nerve damage and any way in which a
nerve can be damaged, can be the cause. It is even
found that sometimes there was some earlier nerve
damage, but not enough for someone to notice until
something else contributed to the damage and then it
became obvious that something was wrong. So you
can have more than one cause of neuropathy. It
is sometimes a combination of things
is it important to know what caused the neuropathy?
it comes to fixing the nerve damage, the cause doesnít
matter. The body needs specific tools
(nutrients in the form of specific vitamins) in order
to build healthy nerves, however, knowing the cause or
causes of the damage is important.
something is causing nerve damage, it can continue to
cause nerve damage and the condition can get worse.
With diabetes, its fairly simple, keep the blood
sugars low so more damage is not created. If you are
continually exposed to a toxin that can cause nerve
damage, you should stay away from that toxin.
example: If there are toxic chemicals in the
personís environment (cleaning or maybe paints,
etc.), and the person is not aware that it can cause
nerve damage, and they donít stop doing whatever it
is that is creating the problem then the condition
just gets worse. A painter constantly exposed to his
chemicals can get nerve damage but it might not be
enough to notice until a second cause is introduced,
perhaps he has a food allergy and the food thus
becomes toxic to him. Now he has two
causes, and he begins to know something is wrong.
are many variations to this. Maybe the painter
instead of a food allergy is given a medication that
has a possible side effect of nerve damage again he
now begins to feel symptoms as the earlier damage is
are things that cause neuropathy, they are definable
and can be addressed to stop any more damage.
have a page on this website that gives you a list of
all the possible things that are known to cause
neuropathy. When you see the various causes, you
can spot the cause or you can locate the combination
of things that create this problem.
can see the list here:
and Risk Factors of Neuropathy
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