Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Peripheral neuropathy, or “nerve damage,” affects over 20 million Americans, making it one of the most common chronic neurological diseases and one of the leading causes of disability in adults in the U.S. Early warning signs can include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness. There are over 100 known types of peripheral neuropathy. One third of all neuropathy patients receive an “idiopathic” (or of an unknown cause) diagnosis. Another third of neuropathy patients have diabetic peripheral neuropathy (50-70% of all diabetics develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy). And, the remaining third have neuropathy resulting from autoimmune disorders like CIDP, heredity, cancer, HIV/AIDS, effects of chemotherapy, nutritional imbalances, infections, and toxins. With early diagnosis, neuropathy can often be managed. If ignored, symptoms can progress to persistent weakness, loss of sensation, chronic pain, or disability. Too often neuropathy is discovered after causing irreversible nerve damage.
Despite neuropathy’s devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll, awareness of the chronic neurological disease and its risks remains abysmally low. The amount of federal research funding dedicated to neuropathy research pales in comparison to the amounts for other neurological diseases. Since its founding in 1995, The Neuropathy Association has been working with patients, health care professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and policymakers across the U.S. to raise neuropathy’s profile and encourage research to bring forth more treatment options and cures.
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