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Understand the Basics of Neuropathy: What is Neuropathy?

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Neuropathy means a nerve condition which may be painful and damaging.


It is common among individuals who are aged above 55 years. [1]
Neuropathy and its symptoms
- Can be treated by a medical professional
- Requires a proper diagnosis
- Laboratory tests or imaging always needed


Due to neuropathic condition the nerves carrying information to and from the brain is damaged. It is a medium-term condition that gets resolved within months.


Symptoms


Neuropathic pain may range from chronic and acute. Some of the common symptoms are tingling pain, loss of sensation, numbness and burning sensation. There are also several symptoms for different neuropathic pain.


People may experience
Pain areas - Neuropathic pain in arms, legs and other body parts.
Types of pain - Tingling sensation, sharp stabbing pain or even chronic pain
Pain circumstances - Movement of thE damaged part, due to injury, straining that particular area.
Muscular - Muscular pain is experienced due to neuropathic pain.
Most common - Chronic pain due to injury or straining. Tingling sensation, muscle pain, skin thinning.


Treatment


Self care
- Follow a balanced diet
- Healthy body weight should be maintained
- Control stress level
- Exercise for 10 to 30 minutes daily
- Yoga and meditation


Medications
Medicines prescribed by the doctor can reduce the pain caused by neuropathy.


Specialists
Make it a point to consult with the health specialist at mfine to get the best treatment and advice. The doctor will prescribe the right medication for your condition.

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