Understanding and treating alcoholic neuropathy

Alcoholic neuropathy is a severe condition caused by excessive alcohol use. Damage to the nerves leads to unusual sensations in the limbs, reduced mobility, and loss of some bodily functions. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking treatment early can reduce the risk of permanent disability.

In this article, we look at what alcoholic neuropathy is, what causes it, and how it may feel. We also explore how the condition is diagnosed and treated.

What is alcoholic neuropathy?

A person who drinks alcohol in excess may start to feel a tingling sensation in their limbs. This happens when alcohol has damaged the peripheral nerves.

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Will Savage

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