Peripheral neuropathy is very dangerous because it is a progressive disease that generally causes severe pain and a great loss of quality of life for people who are afflicted with it, and in extreme cases can even be life-threatening.
If you are experiencing the initial symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, which include tingling and burning sensations in the hands and feet, you should heed these dangerous signals from your body and take action in order to stem the progression of the nerve damage.
You must have your symptoms properly diagnosed by your doctor, as there are a number of different things that can cause symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, and take action to remove whatever specific factors are causing your nerve damage.
If you are successful in this, your damage nerves will have the opportunity to heal themselves. But if you fail to take action, the nerve damage will progress from the body’s extremities and move up the trunk of the body to the autonomic nervous system.
When this happens, peripheral neuropathy becomes life-threatening because it can impede the proper functioning of many internal organs of the body, as well as affect muscle coordination and balance, and in some extreme cases peripheral neuropathy can prove fatal.