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American Cancer Society – Chemo Induced Neuropathy
Some chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of our arms and legs. Find out more about peripheral neuropathy and how to deal with it. Click on the topics below to get started...
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Cleveland Clinic – Neuropathy
Neuropathy--also called peripheral neuropathy--refers to any condition that affects the normal activity of the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves that connects the central nervous system--the brain and spinal cord--to the rest of the body...
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eMedicineHealth.com – Neuropathy
Neuropathy Overview, Types of Neuropathy, Neuropathy Causes, Neuropathy Symptoms, When to Seek Medical Care, Exams and Tests...
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Healthline – Peripheral Neuropathy: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of the body, including the arms, hands, feet, legs, internal organs, mouth and face. The job of these nerves is to deliver signals about physical sensations back to your brain. Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when these nerves malfunction because they are damaged or destroyed...
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Mayo Clinic – Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments and Drugs
Treatment goals are to manage the condition causing your neuropathy and to relieve symptoms. If your lab tests indicate no underlying condition, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting to see if your neuropathy improves. If exposure to toxins or alcohol is causing your conditions, your doctor will recommend avoiding those substances...
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Medical News Today – What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is not a term that is reserved for a single disease - instead, the problem is seen with a number of different underlying medical conditions...
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MedicineNet.com – Peripheral Neuropathy: Get the Facts
There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including many drugs, diabetes, shingles, kidney failure, and vitamin deficiency. Many causes of peripheral neuropathy can be successfully treated or prevented. The treatment for peripheral neuropathy depends on its cause...
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Medscape – Autonomic Neuropathy Treatment & Management
The first objective of management of a patient with autonomic neuropathy is to administer specific treatment for treatable conditions. For example, if an autoimmune neuropathy is present, attempted management with,,,
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NIH Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet
An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system — the vast communications network that transmits information between the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and every other part of the body. (Neuropathy means nerve disease or damage.) Symptoms can range from numbness or tingling...
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Therapath Neuropathology
Among Therapath's services they provide testing kits for skin biopsies that detect Small Fiber Neuropathy. Demonstration of a reduction in the Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) on punch skin biopsy is a highly sensitive and specific test for Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN)1. Therapath provides testing kits to physicians at private practices, hospitals, and Military and VA health facilities across the country.
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WebMD – Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
If your doctor suspects you may have a form of peripheral neuropathy, he or she may refer you to a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the nerves. The neurologist (or your own doctor) will begin by taking a history of your symptoms and examining you for signs of muscle weakness, numbness, and impaired reflexes. You may need blood and urine tests to check for diabetes, vitamin or metabolic deficiencies and the presence of any underlying disease or genetic defect that may be affecting nerve function...
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