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Sensory Neuropathy Type I

Sensory Neuropathy Type I Causes

Based on the widely acknowledged definition, sensory neuropathy just like all types of neuropathic pain is caused by a damage or pressure in the nervous system. In most cases, neuropathic pain appears as a result of disorders of the peripheral nervous system or the central nervous system. There are also cases wherein sensory neuropathy is caused by excessive glucose in the blood, which can get into the nerves, impeding their function by distracting the electrical impulses that they convey. Other causes may include Vitamin B deficiency, injury, certain drugs and even cancer.

Sensory Neuropathy Type I Definition

Sensory neuropathy type I is a kind of neuropathy that affects the sensory nerves; which are responsible for sensations all over the body. Oftentimes, involved body parts include the legs, feet, hands and ankle.

Sensory Neuropathy Type I Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of sensory neuropathy include numbness or loss of sensation, tingling, burning, coldness and intense sensitivity to touch. These sensations may be present without warning or sometimes in reaction to outside stimuli. Intermittent neuropathic pain may resemble to an electric shock.

Sensory Neuropathy Type I Treatment

For painful sensory neuropathy treatment may include prescribing pain relievers like aspirin, acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for partial pain relief. Other modalities that are proven to alleviate the sensory neuropathic pain include meditation, massage, and cognitive therapy and prescribed exercises.

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