The human body is an amazing complexity of structures. It is an association of several millions and trillions of cells. These cells relate closely to form the tissues. At close association, the various tissues, initially formed by the cells, will make up the organs. The organs are easily identified and everyone knows about them.
They include the eyes, the liver and many other examples easily found in the body. Now, these organs form the systems. These systems are the major focus whenever anyone is having health-related issues. For instance, anybody with the numbness in the hands (dormencianas mãos), when he goes to see the doctor will be managed based on the nervous system disorders.
It is the first level of knowledge and diagnosis to know the systems affected in any sickness. But, because of the way, the body was made to operate, the various systems work together in close relationship.
For instance, there is no way the heart will function without getting oxygen, which the lungs make available. The brain cannot even survive for minutes without the oxygen. Despite the fact that the activities of the lungs among every other organs is coordinated by the brain itself. So, there is so much interdependence between all of the organs and systems in the body.
That is why the neuropathy (neuropatia) may really not be a primary problem of the nervous system. Although sometimes, it is. It may result from many other diseases. Among these are diabetes (type 1 or type 2), liver and kidney diseases.
The type 1 diabetes is the insulin-dependent diabetes. In this case, the patient has a high level of blood sugar because insulin is not produced in the body. Or it may be produced, but not in the adequate amount that is required. In the type2, the receptor cells are faulty. Either ways, there will still be tingling in the hands (formigamentonas mãos).