Neuropathy is a nerve condition that affects the arms, hands, legs, and feet.
The most common form of peripheral neuropathy is due to diabetes.
neuropathy is caused by the prolonged use of alcoholic beverages. Ethanol, the
alcoholic component of these beverages, is toxic to nerve tissue. Over time,
the nerves in the feet and hands can become damaged resulting in the same loss
of sensation as that seen in diabetic neuropathy. The damage to these nerves is
permanent. A person with this condition is at the same risk, and should take
the same precautions as people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral
neuropathy can also be caused by exposure to toxins such as pesticides and
peripheral neuropathy is, for the most part, directed at the symptoms of the
condition. Vitamin B12 injections may be helpful if the patient has a vitamin B
deficiency. There are certain oral medications that may ease the burning pain
that can be prescribed by your doctor. Topical ointments should only be used
with the advice of your doctor. Magnetic therapy and Galvanic Stimulation are
alternative forms of treatment but results are varied and difficult to