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 Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCE:

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


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2014

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