Is Neuropathy Fatal?

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Also referred to as peripheral neuropathy or peripheral neuritis, neuropathy occurs when illness, injury, inflammation, medication, or other factors disrupt the ability of nerves outside the spinal cord to relay messages between the brain and muscles, skin, nerves, joints, or internal organs.

Neuropathy can affect:

  • Sensory nerves, which control sensation
  • Motor nerves, which control movement
  • Autonomic nerves, which control involuntary or semi-  involuntary body functions
  • Any combination of...
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