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29/Nov/2022

Most people suffer from tingling in hands or feet from time to time, although the first thing that comes to their mind could be diabetes, surprisingly, many reasons that may cause Tingling in feet and neuropathy!

What are the causes of Tingling in feet?

True, there are simple and transient causes, such as a person sleeping or sitting in an odd position, which may press on the nerve and cause a tingling sensation in the feet or hands. You may get numb feet as easy as that, but if only the reasons were all that simple. The severity of the causes that causes numbness in the feet and neuropathy varies, and the various causes include the following:

1.     Pinched nerve

A person may suffer from Tingling in feet or hands due to pressure applied on one of the nerves in the back, which can occur as a result of injury or swelling. Symptoms include pain and limited movement.

2.    Alcohol

Alcohol is toxic and can damage nerve tissue. Too much alcohol can lead to a type of neuropathy, causing pain and tingling in the extremities.

Be careful, according to a study alcoholic neuropathy affects 25% to 66% of long-term alcoholics! The primary goal of therapy is to reduce or quit alcohol consumption.

3.     Anxiety

People with anxiety may experience hyperventilation, causing Tingling in feet. A common symptom of anxiety is hyperventilation, which causes an imbalance in the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen, and eventually a tingling sensation in the feet.

Anxiety treatments include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Relaxing activities such as yoga and meditation

4.     Pregnancy

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Pregnant women get Tingling in feet often because the uterus may put pressure on the nerves while the baby is growing. Keeping the position changed and resting while elevating the feet can help relieve the sensation.

5.     Vitamins deficiency

There are vitamins essential for nerve function such as E, B-1, B-6, or B-12, therefore deficiency may cause tingling in the hands or feet. Vitamin deficiencies can be treated with a healthier diet or by taking nutritional supplements. You can order your vitamins from Althiqa pharmacy.

6.     Diabetes

Diabetes causes high blood sugar and may result in nerve damage. This condition is called diabetic neuropathy.

Treatments include controlling your blood sugar by taking medications, making dietary changes, and exercising.

7.     Stroke

Tingling in feet or hands may be a sign of a stroke. Symptoms appear suddenly and may include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
  • Trouble speaking, understanding or walking
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you should contact the emergency department immediately.

Should I consult a doctor?

As you have noticed, the causes vary, so you should consult a doctor at Health and Style Medical Center if you feel constant Tingling in feet or hands. Also, do not forget to tell the doctor about any symptoms you feel, so that he can diagnose the true cause and recommend the appropriate treatment.


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Foot ulcers may take several weeks or months to heal and can occur for simple reasons such as walking barefoot, poor foot hygiene, or severe dry skin, but the ulcer can deteriorate and become infected and in rare cases can lead to gangrene or amputation!

Foot ulcer symptoms

Symptoms often include leg swelling, burning, or itching, as well as a rash, redness, brown discoloration, or dry, scaly skin.

Foot ulcer treatment

Before the doctor prescribes the appropriate treatment for you, he will need to do a complete examination, including asking about your medical history, examining the blood circulation and nerve supply to your feet, and according to the condition of the ulcer, the duration of your infection, and its cause.

The doctor may remove hard skin or dead tissue to help heal the ulcer, know its size, reduce pressure on the ulcer, and can also rid you of any infection. Then he will cover the sore with an appropriate bandage. Also, antibiotics will be prescribed in case of infection based on the severity of the infection.

Ulcer care at home

  • Keeping the wound clean and dry
  • Change the bandage according to the doctor’s instructions
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Wearing the right shoes

Advice for the patients

  • Gently wash your legs and feet every day with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • Dry your skin and feet, especially between the toes.
  • Check your legs, the top and bottom of your feet, and between your toes for blisters daily.
  • Apply a moisturizing cream to prevent the skin from drying out and cracking, but avoid applying it between your toes or on areas.
  • Trim your nails regularly.
  • Keep your feet comfortable and healthy.
  • People with diabetes should visit the doctor periodically and control their blood glucose levels.
  • Quit Smoking.
  • Keep foot bandages dry.
  • Visit the podiatrist when there is any problem.
  • Avoid staying in the same pose for a long time.
  • Complete your antibiotic course.
  • Consult your doctor before stopping any medication.

Prevention

Taking the following steps can help prevent the condition from getting worse:

  • Quitting Smoking
  • Controlling blood pressure
  • Maintaining blood cholesterol and triglyceride in healthy levels
  • Reducing the amount of salt in your diet
  • Maintaining a normal level of the blood glucose
  • Playing sports
  • Losing weight if you are overweight

You can also learn more about foot care tips from here.


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