What causes numbness and tingling in hands and feet?

What causes numbness and tingling in hands and feet?

Tingling or in medical terms called paresthesia is a tingling or numb sensation accompanied by a feeling like you are punctured by a needle. This happens when the nerve accidentally gets pressure so that the blood flow to the nerve is not smooth.

There is also a temporary tingling and prolonged tingling known as chronic paresthesia. Tingling can also be caused by health problems or certain diseases. Below are the causes of temporary and chronic tingling.

🐜 Causes of Temporary Tingling

Not only occurs in the arms or legs, temporary tingling occurs when there are limbs that experience pressure for a long time. This makes the blood supply to the nerves in the area obstructed. You can feel tingling in the legs after sitting cross-legged or wearing shoes too small. Tingling in the hands can also be felt, for example when sleeping with the head position on the arms.

Because it is temporary, this condition can subside on its own if you free the area of ​​tingling from pressure, such as straightening your legs after sitting cross-legged or releasing a crushed hand. That way the blood flow will return smoothly.

Another cause is Raynaud's disease. This disease affects the blood supply to certain areas of the body, such as the fingers and toes. This disease especially attacks when the patient is stressed, nervous, or in a cold room.

🐜 Causes of prolonged tingling

Prolonged tingling is usually related to your health condition, for example due to diabetes, kidney disorders, liver disease, stroke, brain tumor, cancer, hormonal imbalance, multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression.

In addition, drugs that you are taking can also trigger tingling, for example chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer and lymphoma, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and drugs for HIV / AIDS.

Exposure to toxic substances can also cause tingling. Toxic substances are related, for example mercury, thallium, lead, arsenic, and some other industrial chemicals.

Another factor that causes prolonged tingling is malnutrition due to poor diet, vitamin B12 deficiency, and the result of consuming excessive alcoholic beverages.

Originally published on IdaDRWSkinCare blog
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