What causes idiopathic neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
What are the symptoms of idiopathic peripheral neuropathy?
These can include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, pain, a loss of sensation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, or difficulty moving the lower limbs. Treatment for idiopathic peripheral neuropathy that affects the lower limbs focuses on managing the symptoms of the disease.
Can idiopathic neuropathy be cured?
There is no cure for idiopathic neuropathy. Treatments including medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications can help you function and feel better.
What is the treatment for polyneuropathy?
The main medicines recommended for neuropathic pain include: amitriptyline – also used for treatment of headaches and depression. duloxetine – also used for treatment of bladder problems and depression. pregabalin and gabapentin – also used to treat epilepsy, headaches or anxiety.
Does polyneuropathy go away?
Living with peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may lessen or go away over time, but in some cases they never go away. These are some ways to learn to live with it: Use pain medicines as your doctor prescribes them.
How common is idiopathic polyneuropathy?
Approximately 1 out of 3,300 people is affected by CMT. There are many genetic subtypes of CMT. CMT type 1A (CMT1A) is the most common. It affects approximately 20 percent of people who seek medical treatment for symptoms caused by an undiagnosed peripheral neuropathy.
Does neuropathy make you tired?
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Many people with peripheral neuropathy have feelings of severe tiredness (fatigue) that are not necessarily related to physical problems such as muscle weakness.