Peripheral Neuropathy risks
Peripheral Neuropathy

  • If you don't have enough folic acid in your diet, you could become folic acid deficient, which can cause anemia and subtle symptoms like mouth sores.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Radiculopathy is a pinched nerve in the spine. It occurs when surrounding bones, cartilage, muscle, or tendons deteriorate or are injured. This results in numbness, weakness, and pain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Diabetes is a group of chronic metabolic diseases caused by defects in insulin production or function. Advanced diabetes may cause stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, and cramps.
    Source:HLCMS
  • When you have diabetes, you must carefully monitor your carbohydrate intake. This includes sugars found in desserts.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Living with diabetes can be expensive and medical bills can add up. Crowdfunding money is a great way to cover the cost of diabetes related expenses.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. Thirty years ago, doctors had little more than comforting words to offer patients who had been diagnosed with the virus. And while there remains no cure fo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Living with HIV/AIDS can result in a weakened immune system, making the body more susceptible to a host of illnesses. Over time, the virus attacks the body's CD4 cells, which play a critical role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Patients ca...
    Source:HLCMS
  • June 2011 marked an important milestone in the world of HIV/AIDS; it was the 30th anniversary of the first documented case of the virus. The first warning about the virus was released by the CDC on June 5, 1981. This unknown virus was originally d...
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are many symptoms of the autoimmune disease HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Excessive perspiration at night, or night sweats, is an uncomfortable part of life for many people.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects the cells of the immune system. In particular, HIV attacks and destroys the T helper lymphocytes, or T-cells, which are crucial to the immune system and immune response. (These cells are also called CD4-p...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Changing Face of HIV "When I walked into the room, the first thing I noticed was that these people didn't look like me," says Chelsea White, recalling her first group session with other HIV-positive patients. "They looked like what I thought H...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. It's usually caused by a viral infection. There are several types of hepatitis, including: A, B, C, D, and E. Symptoms may not occur until liver damage occurs.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lyme disease is an infectious condition transmitted via tick bite. A "bull's eye" rash at the site of the bite is an early symptom of this disease.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, a disease in which the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders. In RA, the immune system attacks the synovia, the membranes lining the joints.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blood pressure checks, rectal exams, colorectal cancer tests, eye exams and hearing tests are important for senior health.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A brain biopsy is a procedure used to remove a tumor or a piece of tissue from the brain so that it can be examined under a microscope to diagnose illness.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. The second stage of syphilis is marked by a non-itchy rash on the palms and soles.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease and the most common type of lupus. One of its common symptoms is a rash on the cheeks and nose called a "butterfly rash."
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that causes granulomas, which are clumps of immune cells, to form in different organs. A skin rash is one symptom of sarcoidosis of the skin.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects the glands that help the body create moisture in the eyes and mouth. Women are most likely to be affected.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that primarily affects the nerves of the extremities, lining of the nose, and upper respiratory tract. It can cause numbness or dulled sensation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • In the United States, more than one million people are currently living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Over the past 30 years, much of the stigma and misconceptions around the disease have disappeared. Better information and education ha...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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 and spi...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Diphtheria is a sometimes fatal bacterial infection that affects the nose and throat's membranes. Diptheria of the skin may show up as a red rash.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body doesn't absorb the necessary amount of a nutrient. Symptoms include a pale complexion, fatigue, hair loss, and depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An infected Rocky Mountain Wood tick can spread Colorado tick fever, a viral infection. A faint, occasional rash is one symptom of this condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
    Source:HLCMS
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