Individuals go through peripheral neuropathy (neuropatia) (neuropatia) conditions due to diabetes, injuries, exposure to toxins or infections. This is a disease that affects the nerves and impairs movement, sensation, or organ and gland functioning depending on the type of nerve affected. Hence, it is not a single disease but multiple kinds of conditions can be caused due to the damage to one or more nerves.
Are you going through issues of numbness in your hands (dormencia nas mãos)? It is one of the many symptoms that result from peripheral nerves damage. Not just your hands but your feet or other areas of your body may be affected. The sensation of tingling in the hands (formigamento nas mãos) is one of the most common complaints. The peripheral nervous system functions like a messenger from your brain and spinal cord to the rest part of your body. If these nerves undergo some damage or if you are going through diabetes mellitus there are chances that you may go through neuropathy (neuropatia) condition.
Human body comprises of different types of nerves in the peripheral system and each one has a specific function. Your muscle movement is controlled by motor nerves, Blood pressure, heart rate and bladder, and digestion is controlled by autonomic nerves, while temperature, vibration, pain, touch sensation from the skin are received by sensory nerves.
If you are sensing numbness, tingling, burning pain, sensitivity to touch or lack of coordination and falling, you can be sure you are showing signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (neuropatia). Some of the causes for this condition are alcoholism, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, exposure to poisons, medications, infections, inherited disorders and trauma or pressure on the nerve. And if you have done nothing to control the blood glucose levels for a significant period of time, the oxygen-carrying blood vessels to your nerves get damaged.