Neuropathy Awareness Week May 7-13
Neuropathy is a chronic neurological disorder that affects 1 in 15 people (that’s over 122,000 in the Austin area and more people affected than Alzheimer’s, HIV, and Parkinson’s combined). Organizations nationwide will be raising awareness to increase public interest in finding a cure and to educate the community, resulting in earlier and more effective diagnoses.
Neuropathy Alliance of Texas (NATX), the only 501(c)3 non-profit in Central Texas that provides support groups, Tai Chi classes, and educational resources to neuropathy patients and caregivers, will be celebrating Neuropathy Awareness Week May 7-13, 2017 with other organizations nationwide. Events that week include:
Symptoms of neuropathy may include burning pain, numbness, and extreme weakness in the arms and legs. There is currently no cure, so patients are left with treating the symptoms and potentially dealing with a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis can take years, partly because many people have never heard of neuropathy, so awareness is crucial in helping people affected get an earlier diagnosis which will increase the chances of receiving effective treatment. Neuropathy Alliance of Texas’s mission is to accelerate research and to empower the neuropathy community to live their best lives. NATX's vision is that anyone in Texas with or affected by neuropathy receives the support and education they need to more effectively handle the disease and live to their fullest potential.
For more information please call Haden Sirmon at (512)553-9130
or visit http://neuropathyalliancetx.org.