Peripheral Neuropathy risks
Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Folic acid, or folate, is a type of B vitamin. It helps to: manage proteins make DNA produce red blood cells (RBCs)If you don't have enough folic acid in your diet, you may end up with a folic acid deficiency. Certain foods, like citrus
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  • Learn about diabetes symptoms, causes & treatments.
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  • HIV causes progressive failure of the immune system, making the body far more susceptible to infections and cancer.
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  • Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are, however, other causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis (a disease occurring when the body makes antibodies a
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  • Lyme disease is an infectious disease. It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. B. burgdorferi is transmitted to humans via a tick bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. The tick becomes infected after feeding on inf
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  • Learn about rheumatoid arthritis information, causes, symptoms and treatments. Explore our doctor-reviewed articles and read more now!
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  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells of the peripheral nervous system. This leads to weakness, numbness, and tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis. This cau
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  • Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United Stat
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  • The immune system normally fights off dangerous infections and bacteria to keep the body healthy. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system attacks its own body because it confuses it for something foreign. There are many autoimmune dise
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  • Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnormal immune system reaction.
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  • In a healthy body, the immune system attacks foreign bacteria or invaders. Sometimes the immune system starts attacking your own body, because it thinks foreign material is present. If this happens, it causes destruction of healthy tissue. This pr
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  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is an inherited peripheral nerve disorder. The peripheral nerves are located on the surface of the brain and the spinal cord. These nerves connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body. The disease wa
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  • Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection. It primarily affects the nerves of the extremities, the lining of the nose, and the upper respiratory tract. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.Leprosy produces skin sores, ne
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  • Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a condition that causes swollen arteries. It primarily affects small and medium-sized arteries, which can become inflamed or damaged. This is a serious disease of the blood vessels caused by an immune system malfuncti
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  • Friedreich's ataxia is a rare genetic disease that causes difficulties walking, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, and impaired speech. It is also known as spinocerebellar degeneration. The disease causes damage to parts of your brain
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  • Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the membranes of the throat and nose. Although it spreads easily, diphtheria can be prevented through the use of vaccines. If left untreated, diphtheria can cause severe damage to your kidneys, ner
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  • The recommended daily amount (RDA) of a nutrient is determined by how much the body needs to stay healthy. Nutrients can be obtained in a variety of ways-from eating a varied diet to taking vitamin supplements. A nutritional deficiency occurs
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  • Colorado tick fever is a viral infection spread by a bite from an infected Dermacentor andersoni wood tick. This species of tick is more commonly referred to as the Rocky Mountain Wood tick.All ticks are parasites that feed on blood. Ticks are m
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  • Drug allergies are overblown responses of the immune system to prescription or over-the-counter drugs that aren't typically harmful. Learn more about symptoms, causes and treatments for allergic reactions to drugs.
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  • Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing in your life. An alcoholic wil
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