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The American Porphyria Foundation will provide updates and information here, as well as on the main site - http://porphyriafoundation.org
Tomorrow is the
last day to capture votes for your furry friends! We look forward to
sharing the results with our community.
If you haven't
already done so, please go to the APF website to see
Make sure that you
see your share this link and your individual voting pages with your family
The final 12-month
wall calendar will feature your wonderful animals, porphyria facts, tips,
and important dates. Voting for the top slots will be held online and will
benefit our critical Protect the Future program.
photo entries will be included somewhere in the calendar, though the “top
dogs” will be featured on the cover and in each month!
October 23rd - Your pet’s photo will be posted on the APF website for all
to see. You’ll be able to share the link with family and friends to
encourage a vote! Anyone can participate with a $1+ donation per vote.
·Voting: October 23-November 8
ready for sale and shipping on November 25th!
What could it be? Nerve Pain
WHAT IS NEUROPATHIC PAIN?
Neuropathic or nerve pain (NP) is a long-term or chronic pain disease that results from nerve damage. It can be caused by different diseases or conditions. Worldwide nerve pain affects as many as 26 million people. Neuropathic or nerve pain may affect larger areas of the body or it can be restricted to a smaller area, in this case it is called localized neuropathic pain (LNP).
WHAT CAUSES NEUROPATHIC PAIN?
Neuropathic or nerve pain may occur in the absence of an obvious visible cause (e.g. an accident, an injury, a chemical burn). There are several external situations that can directly damage nerves and lead to neuropathic pain, such as: Amputation of a limb (phantom pain, stump pain)Surgery (scar pain, post-surgery pain)Trauma or accident
Neuropathic pain is also a common complication of other diseases, including nerve damage after shingles or herpes zoster infection (postherpetic neuralgia or PHN), nerve damage after HIV infectio…