Peripheral neuropathy



Peripheral neuropathy

Autoimmune peripheral neuropathy occurs when the body’s immune system damages the peripheral nervous system, often causing weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.


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More than 20 million people in the United States

Typical Age of onset

People over the age of 55


  • Tingling in the hands or feet

  • Feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock

  • Sharp, stabbing pains

  • Numbness in the hands or feet

  • Weak, heavy feeling in the arms and legs, which sometimes may feel like your legs or arms lock in place

  • Regularly dropping things from your hands

  • Buzzing or shocking sensation

  • Thinning of the skin

  • Drop in blood pressure

  • Sexual dysfunction, especially in men

  • Constipation

  • Digestive difficulty

  • Diarrhea

  • Excessive sweating