Neuropathy is used to describe nerve problems in the peripheral area of the Nervous system. The Central Nervous System is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Nerve problems can result from underlying health conditions, such as diabetes. Three nerve types can be affected – sensory nerves, motor nerves, or autonomic. Neuropathy may be limited to a particular set of nerves. Bell’s Palsy is a condition which affects the nerves and muscles of the face.
Nerves can be damaged by injury, toxins, drugs, alcohol, infections and from metabolic problems, and inheritance disorders. Vitamin deficiencies and folic acid deficiencies can also cause nerve problems. In many cases, neuropathy is idiopathic, which means the cause it not known. Diabetic neuropathy leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, similarly, in Guillain- Barre syndrome peripheral neuropathy is the result of a virus. More commonly Shingle is an infection that affects the nervous system.