peripheral neuropathy


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peripheral neuropathy

n.
Neuropathy resulting from damage to the peripheral nervous system and characterized by symptoms such as numbness, burning, muscle weakness, and organ dysfunction. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by physical trauma, a systemic disorder such as diabetes mellitus or peripheral vascular disease, or an autoimmune disorder.
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About Neurogenx: Neurogenx is an independent medical device manufacturer committed to providing physicians with an effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy and chronic nerve conditions.
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Although corneal nerve assessments have shown increasingly valuable as a replacement for epidermal nerve fiber evaluation in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the evaluation of corneal alterations in tracking HIV-induced neuropathy has yet to be explored.
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Elevated blood sugars directly correlate to the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Patients with pre-existing symptoms may experience worsening peripheral neuropathy (including Grade 3).
which manufactures the medical food Metanx(R), showed that patients' health plan costs to treat diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy were reduced by about US$400 a year.
Peripheral neuropathy is a long-term complication of diabetes, both type 1 and type 2.

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