Peripheral Neuropathy
Courtesy of Joe Oliver

Remember due to LATENCY, onset can be 40+ years after contact.

GET YOURSELF CHECKED!! At least once a year.

Peripheral Neuropathy: a condition caused by damage to the nerves in the peripheral nervous system, which include nerves that run from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Many of these nerves are involved with sensation and feeling things such as pain, temperature and touch.

I. Symptoms
A. Loss of sensation
B. Weakness
C. Tingling
D. Prickling
E. Muscle atrophy
F. Pain in extremities

II. Other Muscular symptoms (May include)

A. Wasting
B. Weight loss
C. Tripping
D. Difficulty climbing stairs
E. Loss of grip strength
III. Pain may be described as
A. Aching
B. Burning
C. Jabbing
D. Searing

Conclusion: The treatment for PN is dependent on the CAUSE.
1) diabetes
2) alcoholism
3) autoimmune disease
4) infections
5) cancer
6) medications
7) vitamin deficiencies
8) exposure to toxic substances

1) involving something poisonous; relating to or containing a poison or toxin
2) deadly; causing serious harm or death

AGENT ORANGE: = toxic herbicide:
A herbicide, now understood to be extremely toxic,that was sprayed from the air by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to defoliate the jungle and expose enemy forces.
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