Peripheral neuropathy can be controlled or reversed, if the underlying conditions discovered and treated properly. For example, in diabetes persistently elevated blood sugar damages the nerve fibers. Thus, the optimal control of diabetes can alleviate the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Similarly, if peripheral neuropathy is due to toxic side effects of a medication, stopping that medication can lead to a significant improvement of neuropathy symptoms.
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