Sensory neuropathy is a disease that can damagethe sensory nerves and fibersof the body, relates the Mayo Clinic. The function of sensory nerves is to transmit sensory information received from the skin.Damage to the large or smallsensory fibers lead to impairment in sensation, reports the National
Sensory neuropathy causes symptoms that affect the senses such as sensations that make the skin or body feel numb, tingly, prickly, or as if pins and needles have been inserted into the skin, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Additional symptoms include extreme coldness; burning pain; or brief, p
Treatment for sensory neuropathy involves treatment and medications to address the cause of the sensory peripheral neuropathy, manage any pain and promote independence, explains MedlinePlus. The first step is to identify the underlying cause.
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.
Neuropathy is a term that refers to diseases or malfunctions of the nerves, according to eMedicineHealth. There are several types of neuropathy, including peripheral, cranial, autonomic and focal neuropathy.
The early signs of neuropathy are numbness, tingling, sharp pain, burning pain, sensitivity to any kind of touch, muscle weakness and problems with coordination according to Mayo Clinic. A more severe sign that tends to occur in later stages is paralysis.
Different types of neuropathy include peripheral, proximal, cranial, autonomic, focal and diabetic, according to eMedicineHealth. All neuropathy types affect different parts of the body, and these illnesses are due to disease or injury.
Symptoms of neuropathy include tingling and numbness in the hands or feet, heightened sensitivity to touch, sharp, burning or jabbing pain and falling or lack of coordination, according to Mayo Clinic. If the motor nerves are involved in the neuropathy, muscle paralysis or weakness may also occur.
Pain medications, anti-seizure medications and capsaicin are all generally used for treating neuropathy, although transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, therapy is also sometimes used, according to Mayo Clinic. A combination of treatments may also be recommended.
Controlling blood sugar levels, proper foot care, and physical exercise are all good ways to treat neuropathy at home, according to WebMD. Warm water baths and supplementing the diet with vitamin B complex can also be beneficial.