Signs you may have Neuropathy

Signs you may have Neuropathy

Diabetes patients are vulnerable to neuropathy but may easily miss the symptoms. Since these signs can have serious health impact, it is important to know what these signs are so that they can seek help in time.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Many of the symptoms of neuropathy appear as sensations, such as –

  • Pain in legs, feet and ankles
  • pins-and-needles
  • burning
  • numbness
  • sensitivity to touch

Neuropathy is not only limited to these signs but is actually much broader and may even lead to–

  • sexual or urinary impairment
  • gland or organ dysfunction
  • muscular atrophy or weakness
  • paralysis

Types of Neuropathy

Neuropathy can be autonomic, proximal, focal, and peripheral with peripheral neuropathy being the most common. Peripheral neuropathy involves peripheral nervous system damage. Patients may feel numbness, pain, and other abnormal sensations in the hands, feet, or lower legs. In some cases, they may experience muscular weakness.

If you think you might be suffering from pain and other symptoms of neuropathy, see a pain specialist right away.

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