Peripheral Neuropathy (cont.)

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Can peripheral neuropathy be prevented?

Certain forms of peripheral neuropathy can be prevented. For example, avoiding alcohol toxicity, getting shingles vaccinations, avoiding heavy metal toxicity, and aggressively treating diabetes are all measures that can help prevent the development of peripheral neuropathy resulting from these causes.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Braunwald, Eugene, et al. Harrisons's Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/28/2015

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