Does all neuropathy feel the same?


Neuropathy symptoms can vary dramatically, depending on the cause and the stage of neuropathy. The peripheral nerves involved will determine where your symptoms occur (neuropathy of your sensory nerves can affect what you feel; neuropathy of your motor nerves can affect your balance or your grip; neuropathy of your autonomic nerves can be extremely dangerous by affecting your heart or breathing rates. As well, early neuropathy symptoms are usually experienced as mild numbness and tingling, while neuropathy at later stages can be experienced as sharp pains, loss of balance, or significant muscle weakness.

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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