Should I talk to my doctor about peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

If you experience symptoms like tingling in your hands and feet, or you feel as if you are losing feeling in your extremities, you should contact a doctor right away. The cause of the disorder can be something simple and curable, but it could be something dangerous, like cancer, blood disease, or exposure to toxins. The effects of peripheral neuropathy are sometimes severe, and catching the disorder immediately can help keep the damage from spreading. Seeing a doctor about pain or depression stemming from the condition can also pave the way for treatment, which will improve your quality of life.

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