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It is time is to order your 2019 APF Pet Calendar! Calendars
will feature all of our contest pet submissions along with important dates
and porphyria facts.
Each calendar is $12
for orders shipped in the US. Want to give a gift that gives back? This is
the perfect way to support the porphyria community while brightening the
year of your friends and family. We can ship it to the home of a loved one
with an included gift message. All funds raised support our Protect the
Future program and training up the next generation of porphyria
This is a great chance to support the APF and the future of
porphyria while enjoying 12-months of our furry, fuzzy, and even feathery
If you have not already done so, please take a moment and
bookmark the APF website as one of your favorites! If this is something
that you have done in the past, please remove the old bookmark and replace
it with the newly updated website address.
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…