Tingling in feet! What’re the causes?

Tingling in feet! What’re the causes?

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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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