Peripheral neuropathy

The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy worldwide has been estimated to range from 2% to 8% of the population. Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe damage to your peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy affects both genders at all ages. The symptoms fo peripheral neuropathy depend on which type of peripheral nerves are damaged (e.g. sensory, motor or autonomic nerves. Nueropathy can afect any one, or a combination of all three types of nerves. Symptoms are unique to each individual in terms of frequency, quality, and severity of impaired sensations, such as pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and weakness most commonly affecting the hands and feet.

Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of precipitating factors including trauma, infection, diabetes, alcohol abuse, and cancer chemotherapy. Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy typically affects adults over the age of 50. Peripheral neuropathy can significantly impact an individual's quality of life and daily activities by causing major disruptions including sleep disturbances, mood changes and impairment of social, occupational, and recreational functioning.

But don't panic because there is an effective treatment you can choose to relieve the agonizing symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and improve your health. Start low level laser therapy (LLLT) today to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, repair the nerve damage, improve circulation in your hands and feet while reducing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. LLLT helps to control your symptoms and maintain your quality of life.

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