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    What is peripheral neuropathy?

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    Dr Nikolas Dietis

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    In short, we use this term to describe a damage or a reduced function of nerves in our body that are not part of our brain or spinal cord (e.g. “peripheral” meaning non-central, “neuropathy”; meaning disease of nerves). It is important to understand that peripheral neuropathy does not initiate as a disease itself, but rather as a result of another cause. However, its persistence in the long-term renders it a condition on its own right.

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