For a fit, athletic 70-year-old, stumbling on the descent after scaling Italy’s Stromboli volcano was the first sign of a debilitating disease – peripheral neuropathy. Photo: Alamy

My athletic husband stumbled. He was tired. He had a disease we’d never heard of: peripheral neuropathy

When a fit, athletic 70-year-old suddenly had difficulty walking, he received a troubling diagnosis: peripheral neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that can leave people crippled and in severe pain. The facts about PN and how to fight it

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For a fit, athletic 70-year-old, stumbling on the descent after scaling Italy’s Stromboli volcano was the first sign of a debilitating disease – peripheral neuropathy. Photo: Alamy
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