The Basics of Small Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy (SFPN)

The Basics of Small Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy (SFPN)

Small Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy (SFPN) is a type of nerve damage that affects the small sensory nerves in the skin, mainly in the feet and legs, which leads to the disintegration of the nerve fiber cytoskeleton. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we understand the importance of early detection and treatment of SFPN. With epidermal nerve fiber density testing analysis and skin punch biopsies, we believe our diagnostic tools are ideal for anyone who suspects they have this condition. Continue reading and contact us today to learn more about how to manage SFPN.

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Symptoms of SFPN

The most common symptoms of SFPN include burning pain, tingling, and numbness in the feet and legs. These symptoms can be severe and can interfere with daily activities. Other symptoms may include sensitivity to touch, poor temperature sensation, and weakness in the legs.

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Causes of SFPN

SFPN can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases, certain medications, and chronic alcohol use. In some cases, the cause of SFPN is unknown, making it a challenging condition to diagnose and treat.

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Skin Punch Biopsies

It is important to understand that SFPN is a complex and multifactorial condition that can have multiple causes, and therefore an accurate diagnosis is crucial. A skin punch biopsy procedure is the best way to diagnose SFPN. The procedure is quick, easy, and painless, and it is the gold standard for diagnosing SFPN.

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Start Treatment Early

Early detection and treatment are crucial in managing SFPN. By identifying SFPN early, patients can start treatment before the condition becomes more severe and debilitating. Our state-of-the-art diagnosis laboratory and experienced team members ensure accurate and timely results for our patients.

SFPN is a complex and debilitating condition that requires accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment options. At Next Genomix Laboratories, we offer the best diagnostic tool for SFPN — a skin punch biopsy as well as the best genetic testing to provide personalized treatment options. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of SFPN, please contact us for a medical test kit. Our team is here to help.

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