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  Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body.
Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned.
One example of an acquired peripheral neuropathy is trigeminal neuralgia (also known as tic douloureux), in which damage to the trigeminal nerve (the large nerve of the head and face) causes episodic attacks of excruciating, lightning-like pain on one side of the face.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm   (4061 words)

  
 Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy - neurologychannel
Peripheral neuropathy is a general term referring to disorders of peripheral nerves.
The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves that branch out of the spinal cord to all parts of the body.
Peripheral neuropathy can be broadly categorized by the type of nerve that has been damaged.
www.neurologychannel.com /neuropathy   (558 words)

  
  Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your limbs.
Strictly speaking, peripheral arterial disease refers to a problem with any of the arteries outside, or peripheral to, your heart, but the term is commonly used to describe circulatory problems in your limbs or pelvis.
Because peripheral arterial disease is related to reduced blood flow to your limbs, it's important to reduce your risk of blood clots.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00537.html   (2202 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peripheral neuropathy encompasses a wide range of disorders in which the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord--peripheral nerves--have been damaged.
Peripheral neuropathy may also be referred to as peripheral neuritis, or if many nerves are involved, the terms polyneuropathy or polyneuritis may be used.
Peripheral neuropathy may develop as a primary symptom, or it may be due to another disease.
www.biomediclabs.com /peripheral_neuropathy   (4286 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Peripheral neuropathy is the degeneration of peripheral nerves that supply mainly the distal muscles of the extremities.
Peripheral neuropathy is the term used to describe damage to the peripheral nerves that does not affect the brain and spinal cord.
A common peripheral neuropathy, meralgia paresthetica, is characterized by burning sensations, numbness, and sensitivity of the front of the thighs.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/614/main.html   (789 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy, in the broadest sense, refers to a scope of clinical syndromes (Table 1) affecting a variety of peripheral nerve cells and fibers, including motor, sensory, and autonomic fibers.
Peripheral nerve disorders are relatively common conditions that affect 2.4% of the population.
In those peripheral nerve disorders that are characterized by either wallerian degeneration or axonal degeneration, prognosis is less favorable due to the fact that the axon must regenerate and reinnervate muscle, the sensory organ, blood vessels, and other structures before clinical recovery is noted.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/neurology/pneuro/pneuro.htm   (3667 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves connecting your spinal cord and brain to other parts of your body (peripheral nerves) become damaged [Figure 1].
Damage to the peripheral nerves causes symptoms such as tingling and numbness, lack of sensation, pain, and muscle weakness that begins in the hands or feet and may spread through the limbs.There are several types of peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy occurs in 5% to10% of patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, and may affect more than 50% of patients who have had diabetes for more than 25 years.
www.pdrhealth.com /patient_education/BHG01NE12.shtml   (2892 words)

  
 Peripheral neuropathy | Health Library | Walgreens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peripheral neuropathy is a failure of the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when these nerves fail to function properly, resulting in pain, loss of sensation, or inability to control muscles.
Peripheral neuropathy may involve damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or may affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy).
www.walgreens.com /library/contents.jsp?docid=000593&doctype=1   (1604 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy
The peripheral nervous system is the sensory nerve fibers and motor nerve fibers outside of the brain and spinal cord.
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the peripheral nerves are damaged or destroyed.
Peripheral neuropathy caused by a bacterial infection such as Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/pq/peripheralneuropathy.htm   (586 words)

  
 Peripheral Vascular Disease
Organic peripheral vascular diseases are caused by structural changes in the blood vessels, such as inflammation and tissue damage.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease.
A thin tube called a catheter with a deflated balloon on its tip is passed into the narrowed artery segment.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4692   (508 words)

  
 Peripheral Produce | Catalog
Peripheral Produce mavericks Matt McCormick and Morgan Currie curate a media-archaeological treasure trove of dumpster-rescued 16mm reels containing commercials, PSA’s, and TV ephemera from a delirious decade of polyester and smiley faces.
Peripheral Produce started as an iddy-biddy screening series in Portland, Oregon 1996 and soon after added a videotape distribution wing into the mix.
Peripheral Produce tapes and/or DVDs may not be used for public, advertised screenings or screenings in which admission is charged.
www.peripheralproduce.com /catalog.php   (1774 words)

  
 Peripheral neuropathy - MayoClinic.com
Peripheral neuropathy, in its most common form, causes pain and numbness in your hands and feet.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from such problems as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins.
In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time — especially if it's caused by an underlying condition that can be resolved.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/peripheral-neuropathy/DS00131   (249 words)

  
 Peripheral Vascular Disease treatment options and information at Mayo Clinic
(Synonyms: PAD, peripheral arterial disease, PVD, atherosclerosis of the extremities, hardening of the arteries, peripheral arterial stenosis, chronic critical limb ischemia, arteriosclerosis obliterans, vaso-occlusive disease of the legs, arterial insufficiency of the le)
Patients at Mayo Clinic who are diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease benefit from highly skilled, experienced medical experts in vascular diseases, state-of-the-art care, access to new developments and, when appropriate, opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new techniques, drugs and interventions, which are constantly evolving in vascular medicine and vascular surgery.
Peripheral vascular disease is characterized by narrowing of the arteries, reducing blood flow to the legs, arms, brain and other organs.
www.mayoclinic.org /peripheral-vascular-disease   (308 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a common neurological disorder resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves.
Although the causes of peripheral neuropathy are diverse, they produce common symptoms including weakness, numbness, paresthesia (abnormal sensations such as burning, tickling, pricking or tingling) and pain in the arms, hands, legs and/or feet.
Depending on the type of peripheral neuropathy, the patient may fully recover without residual effects or may partially recover and have sensory, motor, and vasomotor (blood vessel) deficits.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1300/1318.asp?index=6105   (398 words)

  
 DHMC Cardiology | Conditions | Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease means that these arteries have been damaged or blocked, and can't give your body the blood it needs.
Peripheral arterial disease is caused by fatty buildups in your arteries that block normal blood flow.
Peripheral arterial disease may be caused by aging, or having a family history of the disease.
www.dartmouth.edu /~cardio/Patients/conditions/con_periartdis.html   (564 words)

  
 Simple FactSheet: peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is usually felt at first as tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.
Peripheral neuropathy can sometimes be caused by HIV but is most commonly a side effect of drugs.
If peripheral neuropathy is caused by a drug, the symptoms usually get better once the drug is stopped, although it can take 6-8 weeks and the pain can actually get worse for a while.
www.aegis.com /factshts/network/simple/neurop.html   (956 words)

  
 Peripheral neuropathy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term peripheral neuropathy encompasses a wide range of disorders in which the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord-peripheral nerves-have been damaged.
It is unknown precisely which nutrient deficiencies cause peripheral neuropathies in alcoholics and famine and starvation patients, but it is suspected that the B vitamins have a significant role.
Refers to peripheral nerves that carry signals from the brain and that control involuntary actions in the body, such as the beating of the heart.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/peripheral_neuropathy.jsp   (4025 words)

  
 Peripheral Retina
The peripheral retina is defined as the zone from the equator to the ora serrata and is approximately three to four disc diameters
The short ciliary nerves are most visible in the superior and inferior peripheral retina and usually located very near one of the vortex veins and ampullae.
The reason dilation and peripheral retinal examinations are so very important is detecting conditions that may lead to retinal detachments or patients who have retinal detachments.
www.opt.indiana.edu /riley/HomePage/Peripheral_Retina_Lecture/MSW_Peripheral_Retina.html   (3984 words)

  
 Principles of Peripheral Photography
In summary, a peripheral photograph is one in which the entire outer (or inner) surface of an object is depicted on a single flat sheet of film or paper so that all surface features of the subject may be examined at once.
In peripheral photography the image of the subject is made to move in the same direction and at the same speed as the film is moving past the stationary slit shutter within the camera.
Since the basis for peripheral strip photogrpahy is that the film moves past a slit upon which the image of the object of interest is projected by a lens, we must first devise a means for transporting film.
www.rit.edu /~andpph/text-peripheral-basics.html   (4473 words)

  
 Peripheral Vascular Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peripheral vascular disease refers to any disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart.
Peripheral vascular disease is a leading cause of disability among people older than 50 years and in those with diabetes.
Peripheral vascular disease is more common in smokers, and the combination of diabetes and smoking almost always results in more severe disease.
www.emedicinehealth.com /peripheral_vascular_disease/article_em.htm   (592 words)

  
 Peripheral vascular disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peripheral vascular disease is a narrowing of blood vessels that restricts blood flow.
Peripheral vascular disease is a progressive disease that can lead to gangrene of the affected area.
Peripheral vascular disease may also occur suddenly if an embolism occurs or when a blot clot rapidly develops in a blood vessel already restricted by an atherosclerotic plaque, and the blood flow is quickly cut off.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/peripheral_vascular_disease.jsp   (643 words)

  
 Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy -- the Basics
Peripheral nerves come out of the spinal cord and are arranged along lines in the body called dermatomes.
There are many different kinds of peripheral neuropathy with many different causes -- from carpal tunnel syndrome (an injury common after chronic repetitive use of the hands and wrists -- such as computer use) to Guillain-Barre syndrome (a rare, sudden paralysis).
Hereditary neuropathies are diseases of the peripheral nerves that are genetically passed from parent to child.
www.webmd.com /content/article/7/1680_53887.htm   (1092 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy
Symptoms of an autoimmune peripheral neuropathy may include weakness, cramping, decreased tendon reflexes, numbness, tingling, and pain affecting the arms and/or legs.
Clinically, peripheral neuropathies are classified according to various characteristics: symmetric or asymmetric, proximal or distal, acute or chronic, slowly progressive or rapid onset, affecting one (mononeuropathy) or many nerves (polyneuropathy).
Peripheral neuropathy can be demyelinating, axonal, or both, as determined by electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS).
www.athenadiagnostics.com /site/content/diagnostic_ed/neuro_disorders/peripheral_neuropathy.asp   (1029 words)

  
 VascularWeb: Peripheral Aneurysms
Peripheral aneurysms, especially if they are large, can also compress a nearby nerve or vein and cause pain, numbness, or swelling.
Peripheral aneurysms may be caused by infection or injury in unusual circumstances, but the actual cause of most peripheral aneurysms is not known with certainty.
If your physician suspects you have a peripheral aneurysm, he or she may order an ultrasound or other imaging test, such as a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to confirm it.
www.vascularweb.org /_CONTRIBUTION_PAGES/Patient_Information/NorthPoint/Peripheral_Aneurysms.html   (1133 words)

  
 Regular review: Peripheral neuropathy -- Hughes 324 (7335): 466 -- BMJ
Peripheral neuropathy is common, often distressing, and sometimes disabling or even fatal.
peripheral neuropathies are axonal and are due to gradual dying
Prevalence and characteristics of peripheral neuropathy in hepatitis C virus population.
www.bmj.com /cgi/content/full/324/7335/466   (2183 words)

  
 Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body.
Acquired peripheral neuropathies are caused by systemic disease, trauma from external agents, or infections or autoimmune disorders affecting nerve tissue.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research related to peripheral neuropathies in laboratories at the NIH and also support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/peripheralneuropathy/peripheralneuropathy.htm   (625 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Peripheral Nerve Disorders
The primary NIH organization for research on Peripheral Nerve Disorders is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord.
Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/peripheralnervedisorders.html   (479 words)

  
 GMHC: Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage usually involving the feet or hands, and sometimes legs and arms.
Not everyone taking these drugs will get peripheral neuropathy, but it's something to watch out for.
Taking too much vitamin B6 B vitamins have been found to help with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, although high levels of vitamin B6 worsen symptoms.
www.gmhc.org /health/nutrition/factsheets/neuropathy.html   (320 words)

  
 Peripheral Produce | Experimental Film and Video
Peripheral Produce is an experimental film and video distribution label and provocateur of the annual PDX Film Festival.
Peripheral Produce’s Seventh Annual Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (PDX Fest, for short) is now accepting submissions for its five-day exposition taking place April 30th-May 4th, 2008 in Portland, Oregon.
Peripheral Produce’s All-Time Greatest Hits is a compilation of short experimental films that encapsulates Peripheral Produce’s 10-year history.
www.peripheralproduce.com   (408 words)

  
 Peripheral Vascular Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment by MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peripheral Vascular Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment by MedicineNet.com
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and brain.
While there are many causes of peripheral vascular disease, doctors commonly use the term peripheral vascular disease to refer to peripheral artery disease (peripheral arterial disease, PAD), a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms, and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.
www.medicinenet.com /peripheral_vascular_disease/article.htm   (444 words)

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