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The Neuropathy Association Featured on NBC's 'Today Show' as Part of National Neuropathy Week
Date:5/13/2008

Appearance Aimed To Raise Awareness of Little-Known Neurological Disease That Affects Nearly 20 Million Americans

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tina Tockarshewsky, executive director at The Neuropathy Association, today called for heightened public awareness and early intervention in the treatment of neuropathy, a potentially painful and often undiagnosed neurological disease that affects upwards of 20 million Americans during an interview with Al Roker on the "Today Show." The Neuropathy Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of neuropathy and the need for early intervention and research. Tockarshewsky's appearance was part of the organization's week-long activities to observe National Neuropathy Week (May 12-16), which underscores the toll this disease is taking on Americans' health and quality of life among the general public, healthcare providers, and policymakers.

"While early intervention and treatment can be critical to slowing the disease's progression, most Americans don't recognize neuropathy's symptoms, which include weakness, numbness, tingling and pain, especially in the hands and feet. If ignored, the symptoms can intensify to loss of sensation to unremitting pain. Neuropathy may be the most common disease in the United States that you've never heard of. Many are even unaware that they have it," said Tockarshewsky.

Neuropathy's progression can be variable: some symptoms come on suddenly, some can progress slowly over the years. Some can be mild, and others can be debilitating. However, if diagnosed early, it can often be controlled and some types can be cured. Too often neuropathy is discovered after it has caused irreparable harm.

"Neuropathy affects everyone indiscriminately. With over 100 known types, chances are we all know someone with neuropathy; and yet most of us have never heard of it. The public needs to know the warning signs,
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