What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves. It may be focal, striking a specific body part, or generalized, affecting entire regions or systems of the body. People with neuropathy may experience pain, particularly burning of the feet, numbness, altered sensations, weakening of the limbs, loss of balance or impaired function of the vital organs. Treatment of neuropathy depends on underlying causes, and which part of the body is affected. Fortunately, knowledge of this disease is growing, but a greater awareness is needed so that those who suffer from neuropathy can get treatment and support.