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Other Neuropathy Causes Besides Diabetes

There are many situations where a problem on the surface could be caused by a number of factors going on underneath. An unsafe bridge could be due to poor construction, age, or amount of traffic over time. Cavities in your teeth could be caused by what you eat, failing to floss, and poor brushing habits. Neuropathy is a serious foot condition in which nerves become damaged. It is widely known to be associated with diabetes but there are actually several neuropathy causes.

Neuropathy is a complication that can develop within several different medical conditions. The dominant symptom is nerve damage, which affects your ability to feel heat, cold, and pain. This loss of sensation puts a person at high risk for injury, making it imperative that you control the problem and do everything possible to prevent future damage. At the root of this is finding out what is damaging the nerves in the first place.

Peripheral neuropathy can affect autonomic nerves, motor nerves, and sensory nerves. Patients often complain of tingling sensations, burning, and numbness. While diabetes is the leading cause of this condition, which often manifests in the lower extremity, there are several other factors, which include: chronic liver disease, chronic kidney disease, HIV infection, Vitamin B deficiency, cancer, Lyme disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and excessive alcohol use.

If you are feeling any of the symptoms mentioned above, we strongly encourage you to seek medical treatment and find out what is happening. After the root cause is identified, the proper treatment can begin to reduce your risk of any future nerve damage. Don’t ignore symptoms. If they are due to a life-threatening disease, they are the clues to show that you need to take action. Contact Dr. Kevin Powers in Bloomington, IN, if you are experiencing a loss of sensation or burning in your feet. Call our office at (812) 333-4422 to request an appointment today.

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