Peripheral neuropathy and its causes. See, I have peripheral polyneuropathy! I am still not broken, but I am no longer the efficient person I was! And the frustration was and is so great that I tried to understand and, therefore, researched!
And when researching and discovering, unfortunately, the causes of neuropathy, there are many, and multiple and that the causes of peripheral neuropathy can be combined with each other and that it was not, and unfortunately, not a privilege of mine (…) have peripheral neuropathy.
Because I felt sad for everyone and thought: Before it was in a few!
My neuro (who became a “little friend” and got a nickname) is very specific, with a cause of long-term HIV infection (I would prefer a route, but….).
And I ended up developing a severe peripheral polyneuropathy, which even regressed, thanks to the house of Caridade Nova Aurora, in Alagoas, and the help of Dr. Bezerra de Menezes, whom I trust, based in the Faith I Have in God, since not even a leaf of a tree falls without Your Permission, but that my little friend is very complicated!
Other reasons for Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetes is certainly the biggest and most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in the UK.
And so, it is very likely, I tell you who read me, that it is also so in Brazil; and if not, it still clarifies many and many in a big way!
What follows is an addendum of mine, Claudio, who translates the texts. The big problem I face is that I don't know good sources of material in Portuguese that allow its contents to be used, and I end up looking for good information around the world! 😉 This addendum ends here.
Neuropathy can also be caused by other health conditions and certain medications; and in some cases, when no cause can be identified this is called idiopathic neuropathy.
Diabetes as a cause of peripheral neuropathy
As I noted above, peripheral neuropathy can be caused by type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes and is usually called diabetic polyneuropathy. It is probably caused by high blood sugar levels, damaging the small blood vessels that supply your nerves.
The same peripheral neuropathy becomes more likely as the years of experience with diabetes grow.
Up to 1 in 4 people with diabetes experience some pain caused by nerve damage. If you have diabetes, your risk of polyneuropathy is higher if your blood sugar is poorly controlled or if you:
- Smokes regularly;
- You are over 40 years old.
If you have diabetes, check your feet regularly for sores or open sores (ulcers) or chilblains.
More Influences That Lead to Peripheral Neuropathy
In addition to diabetes, there are many other possible causes of peripheral neuropathy, as the 😡 nervous system is large and fragile to the point.
Other health conditions:
So some of the health conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include:
- Excessive alcohol consumption for years, alcoholism;
- Low levels of vitamin B12 or other vitamins;
- Physical damage to nerves, such as injuries or surgical procedures,
- Hypoactive thyroid gland;
- Certain infections, Lyme disease, diphtheria, botulism or HIV infection;
- Inflammation in blood vessels;
- Chronic liver disease;
- Chronic kidney disease.
- Presence of an abnormal protein in the blood, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance or MGUS
Certain types of cancer, such as:
- Cancer of the lymphatic system;
- Multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer;
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT);
- Other types of hereditary motor sensory neuropathies;
Some genetic conditions that cause nerve damage, especially in the feet:
- High levels of toxins in your body, such as arsenic, as well as lead or mercury;
- Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes rapid onset of paralysis in a few days;
- Amyloidosis, a group of rare but serious health conditions caused by abnormal protein deposits called amyloid in tissues and organs throughout the body.
- Thus, several health conditions caused by incorrect activity of the immune system, the so-called autoimmune diseases); such as
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
- Sjogren's syndrome or celiac disease;
Some medications can sometimes cause peripheral neuropathy as a side effect in some people; that includes:
- Some types of cancer chemotherapy, especially bowel cancer,
Some antibiotics, if taken for months, such as:
Metronidazole or nitrofurantoin, or phenytoin,
And medicines used to treat epilepsy, if used for a long time.
Sharing a childhood memory about Diabettes
Well, I'm going to share with you something that I told Mara and she, let's say, “Cracked the beak”, (Titia Arl1, meant that Mara laughed a lot!).
Well. When I was a child, yes, I was a child one day.
Yes I went!
And around the age of eight, maybe seven, I heard my mother talking to a neighbor, I don’t know, I know she talked to someone about “Diabetes”, that it did very badly I don't know who, that Diabetes was complicated, boring, caused many health problems.
But in my foolishness, I understood “imp” and, like my own mother, giving me a corrective slap session had called me for goblin, this fact made me panic!
I left the French house and disappeared, as we always did, children of the seventies until the sunset, with its usual reddish sky of those days, which rendered a photo session on social media as something almost new!
Clarifying Diabetes and Urchins
I never touched on the subject with D. Helena, a kind of “preventive silence” and only after the age of 18, when, in some way, I resurrected, I thought about it again, because finally someone told me diabettes and I told her the Following:
-"Then the) that's it! ” And I told the story to that friend from ancient and danthanic times, who laughed, laughed, laughed, laughed and laughed a lot!
And I laughed too !!! and laughed a lot !!!!
Reader friends learn:
The shortest way to a lady's concessions and favors is this, to make them happy, to make them laugh openly and unarmed. Do that and you will see.
But, don't be like me. Use the blessed condom!
This is the only place on the entire planet that I declare such a thing. Learn to use, use well, with which you choose to spend your years of life with her. Don't be stupid like I was !!!
Translated by Cláudio Souza from the original in Peripheral Neuropathy Causes
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Page last reviewed: April 24, 2019
Next revision: April 24, 2022