Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?
Have you been smoking over the last 6 months?
Have you followed a purely vegan, vegetarian or any other strict diet regime in the past 6 months?
Are you aware of any family member suffering from neuropathy?
If you have clicked ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, you could be interested in reading below.
The source of nerve impairment is often unknown, but there are a number of conditions that can increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy. Causes and risk factors for neuropathy can be multiple and include conditions such as:
- Family members suffering from neuropathy
- Chronic diseases, like diabetes
- Environmental toxins, e.g. smoking
- Nutritional deficiencies, e.g. vitamin B deficiency (could be caused by dietary habits such as vegeterians, vegans or people with an unbalanced diet)
- Side effects of certain medications
- Other unexplained causes
Please contact your doctor to discuss your possible risk factors for neuropathy.
Also if you feel healthy and have no risk factors for neuropathy now, we advise regular check-ups with a health care professional to ensure early detection and treatment of general health conditions, including neuropathy.