What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is damage or disease that affects the peripheral nerves. Some of the symptoms associated with neuropathy include numbness, tingling, pain, cramping, balance problems, weakness, restless leg syndrome and feelings that your feet (or hands) are too hot or too cold. The damage is commonly caused by hypoxia (a lack of oxygen) to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to shrivel up and die.
It is a progressive, degenerative disease (meaning it does not get better on its own, but rather can and will get worse as time goes on). For most people who suffer with neuropathy, five years ago, they probably weren’t as bad as they are now. Five years from now, if left untreated, it will be worse.