Diabetes is one of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the U.S. About 60 to 70 percent of Americans with diabetes have some form of nerve damage.
Other causes include:
+ Renal disease
+ Genetic disorders
+ Alcohol or other toxins
+ Autoimmune disorders
Types of Neuropathy
+ Sensory Neuropathy– Damage to nerves that control sensation.
+ Motor neuropathy– Damage to the nerves that control muscles and movement in the body, such as moving your hands and arms or talking.
+ Autonomic nerve neuropathy– Autonomic nerves control biological functions that you are not conscious of, such as breathing and heartbeat. Damage to these nerves can be serious.
+ Combination neuropathies– Combination of two or three of the other types of neuropathies, such as a predominantly motor neuropathy or a sensory-motor neuropathy.