Neuropathy can result from a wide range of conditions such as diabetes and even treatments such as chemotherapy.
In fact, neuropathy, sometimes called peripheral neuropathy, is not a single health condition, but rather a term used to describe a range of health problems related to peripheral nerve damage, as well as the symptoms of those problems.
Neuropathy symptoms ultimately depend on the underlying cause and the individual, but they can, according to the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS):
- Temporary or permanent numbness
- Tingling, prickling or burning sensation
- Increased sensitivity to touch
- Muscle weakness or wasting
- Dysfunction in organs or glands
- Reduction of urination and sexual function
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.