Neuropathy in Vitamin Deficiency

Shahdevi NK


Neuropathy is a disorder of the motor nerves, sensory disorders and also autonomic and tendon reflexes. The Neuropathy that occurs can be caused by systemic diseases (diabetes, hypothyroidism), drugs, infections and also vitamin deficiencies. Vitamins are organic components with a high level of potential. Vitamins themselves are classified into 2 which are air soluble and fat-soluble, for fat-soluble vitamins, there are vitamins A, D, E, K and for vitamin B complex including vitamins that are soluble in air. Vitamin B plays an important role as a co-factor or co-enzyme in various metabolic processes in the body. A continuous lack of vitamins will cause damage to the peripheral nervous system so that symptoms of neuropathy appear. Deficiency of vitamin E and vitamin B can cause damage to the nervous system and neuropathy occurs. Vitamin B which has several kinds, such as B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantonetate), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin) where this B vitamin has a neurotrophic function. Vitamin B cannot be produced by mammals, so we can get this vitamin through food and supplementation. Vitamins themselves function to maintain the body's physiological functions and also maintain optimal health.
Keyword: Neuropathy, Vitamin, Thiamine, Cobalamin, Pyridoxine.

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