Frequently Asked Questions
A: According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, there are 57 causes for Neuropathy. With what we have learned about Neuropathy, there are a great deal more. And not only are there several different causes but also different types of nerves can be affected (see next question). You could have more than one generic cause, such as physical trauma, with a Diabetic Neuropathy or a Toxic Neuropathy with Ischemic Neuropathy. So you can see there's a pretty large number of different causes. The more you read about Neuropathy the more evident this becomes.
According to the research, there is no one age group or sex that is more susceptible. However, the literature did mention that Neuropathy symptoms are more likely to begin at age 50 or older.
A: We use these a great deal in our office to determine the different causes of Neuropathy and the different organs it may be affecting. When reviewing blood tests the KEY things we look for are A1C levels, anemia, heavy metals, statins, chemical exposure, food sensitivities, diabetes (what type), cholesterol levels, thyroid function, and markers of inflammation. These are but a few of the different things we look for in a blood test.