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Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy, particularly peripheral neuropathy, leading to nerve damage primarily in the legs and feet.
Certain viral and bacterial infections, including Lyme disease, shingles, and HIV, can affect the nerves, leading to neuropathy.
Chronic alcohol consumption can lead to nutritional deficiencies and directly damage nerves, resulting in alcoholic neuropathy characterized by pain, tingling, and weakness.
Localized injuries, such as fractures or traumas, can damage nerves and lead to neuropathy, often presenting as pain, numbness, or altered sensation in the affected area.
Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation and damage to the peripheral nerves, resulting in neuropathy.
Certain medications, particularly some chemotherapy drugs, can have side effects resulting in neuropathy. It is essential to discuss potential risks with a healthcare provider when starting new medications.
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