Anyone living with peripheral neuropathy will attest to just how draining and painful it can be, It is a condition which literally and metaphorically knows how to get on your nerves. What a lot of people might not know is just what brings the condition on in sufferers and the main reason for that is that the causes are many and varied.
Imagine a maze with several entry points. It doesn’t matter which door or entrance you are presented with, the route through the maze will bring you through to peripheral neuropathy no matter what you do. This isn’t to say that absolutely everyone with the following conditions will develop peripheral neuropathy, but that plenty of people will and have done.
Understanding the human body entirely is a luxury that very few can even claim to have a handle on, but by shedding light on some common causes of peripheral neuropathy we can at least build on what we already know.
1. Diabetes mellitus
People living with diabetes have got enough on their plate. Always having to monitor what they eat and record their blood sugar levels. Regularly having to put their squeamishness to one side to inject themselves with insulin.
It’s hardly a carefree life, but it can be managed with knowledge and experience. When you throw a condition like peripheral neuropathy into the mix, which is something that diabetes can cause, the task of managing diabetes becomes just that little bit harder. That said, the resilience and patience that the vast majority of diabetics show on a daily basis are remarkable.
The most impressive stories of people living with diabetes are those of children who manage their condition themselves. The idea of a young child having to inject themselves on the regular might cause a few people to wince, but these kids have got it going on and are well capable.