What causes neuropathy?


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Neuropathy, has a number of causes, including diabetes, vitamin deficiency, alcohol, auto-immune disease, inherited disorders and cancer, according to MedicineNet. While these are some of the more common causes, frequently no cause can be found.

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Healthline explains that neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body become damaged or destroyed and do not function properly. Symptoms that patients can experience are tingling, numbness, weakness, the sensation of pain where nothing is causing it, or the absence of pain when a stimulus is present. MedicineNet notes that treatment for the condition depends on its cause; however, it can often be treated with medication.

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