As mentioned earlier, there are two major types of neuritis: optic and peripheral. These are serious conditions that can cause permanent deformity such as blindness. You should therefore seek your doctor’s attention once you suspect that you have any of these conditions. But what really causes neuritis? Well, there are several factors that are known to trigger this condition. The first and most common cause of neuritis is the chronic acidosis. This is the presence of too much acid in the blood. Remember that your body fluids ought to be alkaline and in the event that there is too much acidic waste material in the body tissues mainly due to a defective diet, you experience the problem of acidosis. It is has also been medically proven that bad lifestyle and excess work can reduce the tenor of your nervous system. This in turn causes either of the two types of neuritis.
Neuritis problem can also be caused by a diversity of nutritional deficits and metabolic interruptions including defective calcium metabolism, shortage of nutrients such as vitamins B12, B1, and B6. Lack of pantothenic acid along with B2 is also a major cause of the disease. General toxaemia is also another possible cause of neuritis. Apart from these causes there are other common and almost inevitable factors that can trigger neuritis. For example,
- A blow,
- Bad bruise or penetrating injury,
- Too much pressure on the nerve trunk,
- Bone dislocations and fractures,
- Violent muscle activity and over-extension of joints,
- Certain infections including TB, diphtheria, leprosy, diabetes, poisoning with lead, alcohol, mercury, and so on.
You should therefore prevent yourself from acquiring this condition by ensuring that none of these causes finds an opportunity to get into your body.