FREE Peripheral Neuropathy Facts Questions and Answers

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Hormonal imbalances can disturb normal metabolic processes, leading to swollen tissues that can press on peripheral nerves. _______ and liver disorders can lead to abnormally high amounts of toxic substances in the blood that can damage nerve tissue.

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An estimated 30 percent of people who are HIV-positive develop peripheral neuropathy; 20 percent develop distal neuropathic pain. The small-fiber neuropathies that present with pain, itch, and autonomic symptoms also can be genetic.

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Complex regional pain syndrome is a class of lingering neuropathies where small-fibers are mostly damaged.

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More than 145 types of peripheral neuropathy have been identified, each with its own symptoms and prognosis.

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Exercise can deliver more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to far-off _______, improve muscle strength, and limit muscle atrophy.

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_______ neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome are common types of neuropathy from trapped or compressed nerves at the elbow or wrist.

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What does the peripheral nervous system do?

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