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WHAT IS NEUROPATHY?
Neuropathy is where the outer sheathing (protective covering, also called the myelin sheath) of nerve cells (also called neurons) starts to degenerate. This is similar to an electrical wire that is covered with insulation, and the insulation is beginning to crumble. Without insulation the unprotected wire will start short-circuiting.
In the same way, when the sheathing of nerve cells degenerate, the signals being transmitted are scrambled, resulting in your body receiving signals that are interpreted as numbness, heat, cold, tingling, pain, etc. in the toes, feet legs, fingers, hands and arms.
What is the Next Step?
Now that you know more about neuropathy, here are your choices:
You can continue on with what you've been doing, or
You can take action today, right now, and change your life, by learning more about what you can do about it.
Fortunately, your body is very resilient and operates in a very intelligent manner, if you give it the right fuel and the right nutrients, it will respond very quickly.
Here are some of the various terms for neuropathy
A condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain; abnormal sensations on the skin that can include burning, prickling, numbness, or pain.
A heightened sensitivity of a part of the body such as the skin, or of any of the senses.
Inflammation of a nerve, accompanied by pain, loss of reflexes, and muscle shrinkage.
Reduced sensitivity to pain. Also called hypoalgesia.
An unusually reduced sensitivity to touch; numbness. Also called hypesthesia.
An unusual or unexplained tingling, pricking, or burning sensation on the skin.
Heightened sensitivity to pain or enhanced intensity of pain sensation; excessive sensitiveness to pain.
An intermittent and often severe pain in a part of the body along the path of a nerve, especially when there is no physical change in the nerve itself.
A condition in which somebody feels a sensation of whirling or tilting that causes a loss of balance.
Learn more about what CAUSES Neuropathy.
MORE NEUROPATHY INFORMATION RESOURCES
Here are some links to futher information about neuropathy.