Neuropathy Nugget #1: Is It Polyneuropathy or Peripheral Neuropathy?

Which of the following statements are true?

A. Peripheral neuropathy and polyneuropathy are the same things.
B. Peripheral neuropathy is a type of polyneuropathy.
C. Polyneuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, peripheral neuropathy refers to many varied conditions that involve damage to the peripheral nervous system. Examples of peripheral neuropathy would include carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, tarsal tunnel syndrome, neuromas, trigeminal neuralgia, radiculopathies and polyneuropathy.

Polyneuropathy is the most common type of peripheral neuropathy. It is generally a progressive dysfunction of the peripheral nervous system that starts in the toes and ascends up the feet and legs over time.  People with polyneuropathy may feel burning, tingling, numbness, and shooting pains.  Polyneuropathy is the most common and often the first complication associated with diabetes.  Polyneuropathy is also commonly associated with chemotherapy, alcoholism and advanced age.

The correct answer is:

C. Polyneuropathy is a type of peripheral neuropathy.


Dr. Mann, Bio picture, Founder of Realm Labs, makers of NeuRemedy

This Neuropathy Nugget was authored by

Dr. Richard Mann, CEO, and Founder of Realm Labs, makers of NeuRemedy®
📱561-549-9099 |  🖥️ www.realmlabs.net.

NeuRemedy® improves the function of the nerves in the feet and legs.*  NeuRemedy® is licensed by Health Canada to support the healthy function of nerves in individuals with polyneuropathy.*

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