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Posted by Greg Hood
on October 11, 2000 at 14:36:52:
In Reply to: Periphical Neuropathy posted by Lillian Kakuk on October 06, 2000 at 17:59:11:
: Can you tell me the symptoms of Periphical neuropathy. It has now been added to the VA list as one of the diseases cased by agent orange. My husband has serious problems with his legs and I am thinking it could be
: related to Peripheral Neuropathy.
: Any help will be appreciated.
Periphral Neuropathy or "PN" is a loss of the Meylin sheath that protects the nerves. There are quite a few causes and some still undetermined for this disease. Most ofter diabetes is generally a known contributor to PN. Pins and needles are generally felt through arms, hands , legs, feet or all, this is also on top of a numb feeling.
There are different types of neropathy's as well the dibilitating extent of the disease. I have PN and it is unknown what caused it but has caused me to become disabled. Although still working, on lots of drugs combat the constant pain of PN.
Agent Orange wa a primary nerve degenerant which may have contributed to your husbands being. I would say to seek the advise of a neurologist. This path may be time consuming so be prepared to wait a year or so prior to getting answers.
Good luck and God bless!
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