Neuritis is a disease that targets a specific nerve or group of nerves, and symptoms vary according to their type and function. Here is all you need to know about symptoms of neuritis, causes and treatment.
Symptoms of neuritis
Nerves are divided into three types:
Inflammation of the sensory nerves: may be characterized by numbness and tingling or loss of feeling and paralysis in the affected area
Motor neuritis: it may mainly include symptoms of weakness, loss of muscle strength and muscle weakness.
Mixed neuritis: it may actually lead to more severe complications, but it is the rarest type of the rest.
While inflammation of each category is characterized by symptoms of its own.
The most common symptoms of neuritis are:
• Pain as sharp as feeling stabs
• Tingling in the extremities
• Numbness and paresthesia in the hands and legs
• Weakness in the limbs with feeling heavy from time to time
• Frequent instances of dropping objects and not being able to carry them
• Facial paralysis if the facial nerve is involved
• Excessive sweating
• Unsteadiness in blood pressure
• Thinning of the skin
• Impotence (more common in men)
• Feeling of constant buzzing
• Feeling of tightness in the affected area
• Digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea.
• Causes and risk factors for neuritis
Here are the most common causes of neuritis:
• Strong shock: It usually occurs as a result of a local injury or pressure that leads to damage and inflammation of some nerves.
• Vascular problems: Sometimes, damage to the nerves connecting the nerves to bleeding and damage.
• Infection: In some cases of infectious diseases, the infection may target the nervous system specifically, such as shingles, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis.
• Chemical shock: It is the injury of nerves as a result of cases in which the body is exposed to arsenic, mercury or lead poisoning. Sometimes this is due to the side effects of vaccination.
• Sometimes nerve inflammation may be caused by conditions related to the body’s system such as diabetes, vitamin deficiency, metabolic acid, and so on.
If you feel any of the symptoms listed above, rush and book an appointment at your nearest Ram Clinic at our Neurology Clinic.