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What Are The Possible Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Neuropathy (nerve damage) is most commonly associated with diabetes, but there are nearly 125 other possible causes, including:

  • a simple vitamin deficiency or overdose (ie. Vitamin B6)
  • AIDS or HIV
  • exposure to toxins or metallic poisons
  • exposure to chemicals
  • alcoholism
  • nutritional imbalances
  • complications from a kidney, liver or thyroid disorder
  • abnormal blood protiens
  • cancer (especially with chemotherapy treatments)
  • shingles
  • a traumatic injury
  • entrapment (like carpal tunnel)
Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute

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