7 Risks of Neuropathy That Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About

  1. Risk of injury: Nerve damage can cause a loss of sensation in the affected area, making it more difficult to detect injuries or wounds, which can lead to infections, ulcers, and other complications.
  2. Loss of mobility: Depending on the severity and location of the nerve damage, it may become more difficult to move the affected body part, which can lead to decreased mobility, loss of strength, and difficulty performing daily activities.
  3. Increased risk of falls: Peripheral neuropathy can affect balance and coordination, increasing the risk of falls and injuries.
  4. Chronic pain: Neuropathy can cause chronic pain and discomfort, which can impact quality of life and lead to other health issues such as depression and anxiety.
  5. Autonomic dysfunction: In some cases, neuropathy can affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls functions such as heart rate, digestion, and bladder control, leading to symptoms such as dizziness, constipation, and incontinence.
  6. Delayed diagnosis of underlying conditions: Neuropathy can be a symptom of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, or autoimmune diseases. Without proper diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, neuropathy may continue to worsen.
  7. Possible amputation: In severe cases, neuropathy can lead to chronic wounds or infections that may require amputation of the affected limb.

If you are suffering from neuropathy, Althoff Wellness Clinic would love to see if you would be a good candidate for our Neuropathy Reversal Program. Call us at (970) 686-6833 to find out when our next FREE workshop will be!