Damage to the peripheral nerves in your hands and feet may be caused by a number of different factors, including diseases, injuries, infections, prolonged vitamin and mineral deficiency and even genetics.
Diabetes: Diabetic neuropathy is the condition most commonly associated with peripheral nerve damage in the feet. The risk and severity of having diabetic neuropathy rises with age and duration of diabetes. But it doesn't mean you can't do anything about it. Take action and improve your condition. The body is always trying to heal itself, now you just have to help it.
Vitamin deficiencies: A link has been established between a lack of vitamin B12 and peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is an essential dietary nutrient. A vegetarian only diet may promote B12 deficiency because animal-based foods such as red meat, dairy products, fish, poultry and eggs are the only recognized source of dietary B12. A lack of B12 damages the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects your nerves. Without this protection you can end up with peripheral neuropathy.
Infection: Certain infections, including HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, leprosy, and syphilis, can damage nerves.
Alcoholic neuropathy: Alcoholism is often associated with peripheral neuropathy. Although the exact cause is unclear. It could be from the alcohol itself, poor nutrition, excessive sugar intake or all the above.
Genetics: Genetic or inherited disorders can affect the nerves and are responsible for some cases of neuropathy.
Toxins: Poisonous toxins can damage nerves. Toxins like lead, arsenic, mercury, industrial solvents, nitrous oxide, and pesticides.
Drugs or medication: Certain drugs and medications can cause nerve damage. Chemotherapy is know to cause peripheral neuropathy.
Injury: Trauma or injury to nerves, including prolonged pressure on a nerve or group of nerves, is a common cause of neuropathy. A decrease in blood flow to the nerves can cause long-term damage. So start using far infrared therapy to improve circulation.
Tumors: Benign or malignant tumors of the nerves or nearby structures may damage the nerves directly, by invading the nerves, or cause neuropathy due to pressure on the nerves.
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What you need to do now is review your daily
lifestyle habits and take action to:
a) reduce the outside factors that are contributing to your discomfort and
b) find a suitable method of treatment to help you reverse some of your discomfort.