Tags: neuropathy | vitamin deficiency | renal failure

Can Neuropathy Increase Risk of Falling?

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 09:50 AM

Question: I’m 78 and fall down a lot. I think I have neuropathy. What’s going on?  

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Neuropathy is a serious nerve disorder that can affect mobility. Many times neuropathy can be slowed down or stopped by treatment, but it may be less effective for some.

In other words, prevention and aggressive management of neuropathy is critical for preventing or delaying disability.

You must not be complacent here. Falling may be caused by a number of things and it is important that you be evaluated.

Causes of falling may relate to heart problems or stroke, while of neuropathy may relate to trauma, toxin exposure, medication side effects, vitamin deficiency, diabetes, or renal failure, to mention just a few.

It is time to see your doctor to discover what is going on!

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