What Is Polyneuropathy in Vacaville

What Is Polyneuropathy in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA What Is Polyneuropathy

Polyneuropathy in Vacaville is a common form of peripheral neuropathy, which is a condition where the peripheral nerves are damaged, and it comes with several symptoms. Several nerves are affected, and frequently, nerves throughout the body will be affected altogether.

Different types of polyneuropathy in Vacaville

These are the most encountered patterns of polyneuropathy:

  • Multiple mononeuropathy: This type of neuropathy happens when two distinct nerve areas are damaged. It results from sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and some forms of cancer.
  • Chronic symmetrical peripheral neuropathy: This is the largest group of polyneuropathies. It develops over time and can affect the nerves all-throughout the body.
  • Acute symmetrical peripheral neuropathy: This severe, rapidly developing form of polyneuropathy affects the nerves all over the body and is commonly seen in Guillain-Barré syndrome, a fatal autoimmune disorder that attacks the peripheral nervous system.

Most common causes of polyneuropathy

  • Diabetes: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of polyneuropathy, and it affects 12% to 50% of people with diabetes. Distal symmetric polyneuropathy is the most prevalent in that group. This form of polyneuropathy makes those nerves that are most distant from the central nervous system be the first to malfunction. It can cause symptoms like pain and numbness felt symmetrically in the feet and then makes it way to the legs as the condition progresses. The upper extremities may also get affected in the process.
  • Diseases and toxicity: Polyneuropathy can also be caused by alcoholism, chemotherapy, infections, hormonal disorders, vitamin deficiencies, HIV/AIDS, metabolic disorders (hypoglycemia or kidney failure), hereditary disorders (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), and autoimmune disorders (lupus, sarcoidosis, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and Guillain-Barré syndrome).
  • Unknown causes: The majority of the group who are suffering from polyneuropathy are idiopathic, which means that doctors have no idea what caused it. These neuropathies are common in people aged 60 and above.

Possible symptoms of polyneuropathy

Polyneuropathy symptoms may depend on whether autonomic, sensory, or motor nerves are involved on this one. When you have autonomic nerve damage, your bodily functions or blood pressure are affected, and it may even cause gastrointestinal symptoms.

Damage to the sensory nerves can affect your sensations and balance, while damage to the motor nerves can affect your movement and reflexes. Sensorimotor polyneuropathy is a condition where both your sensory and motor nerves are affected. The damage can also happen across your body, wherein it targets your fibers, nerve cells, and coverings.

The symptoms of polyneuropathy will depend on the cause and patient. But if it does, the common symptoms are pain, paralysis, tingling, temporary or permanent numbness, prickling or burning sensations, increased sensitivity to touch, muscle weakness or wasting, glands or organs dysfunction, impairment to urination and sexual function.

Overall, polyneuropathy is a condition that one should not ignore. There will be dire consequences if you let it linger for too long in your body. If you want, you can visit us here at Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine in Vacaville, CA and let us perform a thorough check-up on you. Just dial the number (707) 474-5688 and set up an appointment with us. With our help, you can say goodbye to neuropathy and finally live a pain-free life.

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Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine

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Vacaville, CA 95687

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