Introduction to Neuropathy
Aug 25, 2023
What is Neuropathy?
At the simplest level, neuropathy is a medical term describing issues with our nerves. Think of your body's nervous system as a massive communication network, where nerves are the wires. When these 'wires' have problems or get damaged, the messages they carry can be disrupted, leading to various symptoms.
Types of Neuropathy
- Peripheral Neuropathy: This affects the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord, often in your hands and feet.
- Autonomic Neuropathy: This impacts your internal organs like the heart, bladder, and stomach.
- Proximal Neuropathy: Often causes pain in the thighs, hips, or buttocks.
- Focal Neuropathy: This affects a single nerve, usually in the wrist, thigh, or foot.
Brief Overview of the Series
This series aims to guide readers through a comprehensive understanding of neuropathy: its causes, who it affects, common misconceptions, and ways to manage and improve it.
- The Science Behind Neuropathy
- Common Causes of Neuropathy
- Demographics: Who is at Risk?
- Misconceptions About Neuropathy
- Symptoms and How Neuropathy Feels
- Diagnosis - The First Step to Management
- Treatment & Management - Pathways to Relief
- Everyday Living with Neuropathy: Tips and Strategies
- The Promise of the Future - Research & Advances in Neuropathy