Learn the causes and symptoms of peripheral neuritis
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2020-12-06 | Since 5 Month
Neuritis is a condition that affects a group of nerves or that affects one specific nerve. The inflammation damages the nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and the spinal cord to the rest of the body. In the following lines, "Madam Net" informs you of the symptoms of peripheral neuritis, according to what Dr. Muhammad Al-Khuraim, a specialist in brain and nerve diseases, said.
Causes of peripheral neuritis Peripheral nerves are a group of specialized nerves that come out of the spinal cord and nourish the upper and lower extremities, and also nourish the organs in the abdominal cavity and the pelvis, and they transmit signals to and from the spinal cord, as well as the upper and lower extremities in terms of motor and sensory functions. Peripheral neuritis has many causes, including, for example: Immune peripheral neuropathy. Rheumatic diseases. - Diabetes. Deficiency in Vitamin B12 B12. Vitamin B1 deficiency. Decrease or increase in the concentration of copper and zinc in the blood. Increased urea in the blood. Infection with viral diseases. Exposure of the body to highly toxic substances such as lead. Symptoms of peripheral neuritis Peripheral neuritis is characterized by homogeneity, in which the pain on both ends is equal and the intensity of inflammation increases over time; It starts at the feet, then rises to the top of the limb.
The symptoms of peripheral neuritis do not appear suddenly, but the pain increases gradually over time.
Among the main symptoms of peripheral neuritis: Numbness and tingling: peripheral nerve inflammation causes numbness and tingling in the limb, and sometimes even reaching a lack of sensation in the limb. Excruciating pain: Inflammation of the peripheral nerves results in excruciating pain that causes severe distress to the patient. Weakness of the limbs: with time, weakness in the extremities occurs due to inflammation of the peripheral nerves. Ataxia: As a result of weakness of the nerve extremities, a feeling of giddiness and dizziness occurs. - Chronic constipation or diarrhea: Inflammation of the peripheral nerves causes a disturbance in the excretion process, and either chronic diarrhea or chronic constipation occurs. Loss of urine control: Peripheral nerve inflammation sometimes occurs due to lack of urine control, which is called urinary incontinence or urine retention.