What Causes Neuropathy and Swelling in the Feet?

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Neuropathy and swelling result from a condition called peripheral neuropathy, which is caused by diabetes or more acute neuropathies like Guillan-Barre Syndrome, explains the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The nerves descending to the feet can be attacked by the body in an auto-immune process.

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