Polyneuropathy is the malfunctioning of numerous peripheral nerves located at various parts of the body. This malfunctioning occurs at the same time and can have various causes. The condition can be considered acute when it starts suddenly and chronic when it develops progressively, over a long period.
Polyneuropathy is a disease of the nerves which are responsible for movement in the arms and legs and also for the sense of touch. The patient suffers from weakness in certain muscle groups as well as issues with sensation and touch in the arms and legs. Various underlying causes may be behind polyneuropathy, such as diabetes, alcoholism, certain infections, vitamin B12 deficiency, and certain inherited diseases.
Patients start off experiencing paresthesia (like ants crawling across the skin) around the toes or soles at night, as well as feeling as though they are wearing socks when they are not. Digits on both sides of the body are affected. Later, paralysis of small and large muscles of the foot sets in, which manifests as the feeling that the tip of the foot is getting caught on something while walking. The arms are generally affected much later in the course of the disease.
Treatment is dependening on the cause. Because diabetes can lead as well to polyneuropathy, regulating the blood sugar is important. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided. To treat the pain various medications can be used.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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