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Left arm senseless with no motion after waking up

when I got up today I felt my left arm senseless as if it was dead.and not a part of my body. After trying hard I was able to move it. It has happened occasionally before. I m surprised what to do. Is that dangerous to health in any way? Or is symptom of heart disease? I am 35 years old woman and mother of 4 kids. My weight is 145 lbs. I have no known disease or health issues.
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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If you are sure that you do not have any known diseases or health issues, then probably you slept on your Left Arm, causing a compression of the supplying Left Axillary or/& Brachial artery, because of which the blood supply to the arm reduced (or even may have stopped), causing loss of sensation and function in turn.
Try sleeping straight for a few days, rather than on a side, and try to notice if there is any improvement.
However, if you are still doubtful, you can always consult your physician, who can the advice you to take a sleep cycle study, &/or Cardiac investigations, if neccessary.
Answered: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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