Causes of Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves and can cause pain, numbness, and even pins and needles. There are many causes of neuropathy, but some of the most common include diabetes, HIV/AIDs, and autoimmune diseases. Look at this site for more information about symptoms of neuropathy. Here are some common symptoms of neuropathy:

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  • Pain: Neuropathy can cause intense pain in various parts of the body, including the feet, hands, arms, and legs.

  • Numbness: Neuropathy can also cause extreme numbness or tingling in various parts of the body.

  • Pins and needles: Neuropathy can also cause pins and needles sensations in the hands and feet. Peppermint Oil and Neuropathy. Peppermint oil can be used to help relieve pain and improves blood circulation in the body.

  • Type 1 Diabetes. Peppermint is an excellent herb to use if you have type 1 diabetes. It helps control blood sugar levels and keeps your blood sugar steady by improving insulin production. This means that it's a very good herb for people with diabetes.

  • Hair Loss: When you have neuropathy, you may lose a lot of hair on your scalp, overnight hair loss, or even baldness (a rare occurrence). Using peppermint oil can help stimulate hair growth as well as other benefits.

  • Painful Mouth/Teeth: Oral pain is often caused by neuropathy, so adding peppermint oil to your routine oral care can be very helpful. Peppermint oil is also a very common ingredient in toothpastes. Another fantastic use for peppermint oil is to help heal wounds and soothe pain. Try using peppermint oil on minor cuts, scrapes and bruises.

  • Tired/Exhausted: Tiredness can come from neuropathy, so an evening bath with peppermint essential oil or even rubbing some on a tissue and inhaling it will help you relax and get to sleep.

Feeling Cold: Using peppermint oil topically on your feet/hands/arms will help keep them warm, as well as giving your brain the 'warm' feeling it needs (this works especially well when used before going out in the cold).

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