Services

Neuropathy

Opening Hours

Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


Mediclub Clinic

Mon-Sun: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Thursday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Neuropathy is a term that refers to general diseases or malfunctions of the nerves. Nerves at any location in the body can be damaged from injury or disease.

Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that typically results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the affected area. Neuropathies frequently start in your hands and feet, but other parts of your body can be affected too.

 

Types of Neuropathy

  • Peripheral Neuropathy:Peripheral neuropathy is when the nerve problem affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. These nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system. . These nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system.
  • Cranial Neuropathy: Cranial neuropathy occurs when any of the twelve cranial nerves (nerves that exit from the brain directly) are damaged
  • Autonomic neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy is damage to the nerves of the involuntary nervous system. These nerves control the heart and circulation (including blood pressure), digestion, bowel and bladder function, the sexual response, and perspiration. Nerves in other organs may also be affected.
  • Focal neuropathy: It is neuropathy that is restricted to one nerve or group of nerves, or one area of the body.

 

Signs & Symptoms of Neuropathy

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Tingling & Numbness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Sharp, burning, throbbing, stabbing or electric-like pain.
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal bloating after meals
  • Blurred vision

Causes Neuropathy

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders and infections
  • Vascular disorders
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia:
  • Amyloidosis
  • Uremia
  • excessive alcohol intake
  • Trauma or pressure on the nerve.