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Suggest treatment for numbness in hand and buttocks, shortness of breath and blurry vision

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: for 3 month my hands have been numb except for my pinky, shortness of breath, blurry vision sometimes. I am 37, over weight and smoke, I also fell at the same time symptoms started and my left butt cheek hurts and has shooting pain, if I lean forward I can make the hand numbness stop, sometimes I feel like bugs are crawling on my back left shoulder blade and on the top of my left foot..i have also had a cough since December and nasal congestion and upper teeth pain and sinus pressure. I cant breathe thru my nose, so I have made a habit of breathing heavily thru my mouth. I snore and I think I have sleep apnea. I have three young boys and I am worried. I waited forever to see a back doctor, and then he told me I have lung and heart disease with out any test, medical history, or physical exam. my mom has type 2 diabetes
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
multiple issues...explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
you seem to have a varied symptoms:-
1. the pain and the numbness in hands and butt and lower limb indicates a possible cervical and lumbar spondylosis with lordosis and nerve compression. The tingling sensation of any crawling is common in uncontrolled diabetes though but numbness in your case is more of musculoskeletal origin . Hence a cervical and lumbosacral spine X-ray is mandatory.
2. for possible type 2 diabetes, get a OGTT done .
3. nasal congestion , sinusitis and occasional shortness of breadth is possible due to upper and lower respiratory tract infection secondary to mouth breathing and snoring which allows bacteria to directly enter the lungs without filtration process in nose , thereby causing pharyngeal and LRTI.
you need to be evaluated completely and may have to be placed of oral antibiotics for sinusitis and nasal congestion with LRTI and hot fomentation with physiotherapy exercises can help with your numbness and pain in arm and legs.
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Suggest treatment for numbness in hand and buttocks, shortness of breath and blurry vision

Brief Answer: multiple issues...explained Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query to HCM, you seem to have a varied symptoms:- 1. the pain and the numbness in hands and butt and lower limb indicates a possible cervical and lumbar spondylosis with lordosis and nerve compression. The tingling sensation of any crawling is common in uncontrolled diabetes though but numbness in your case is more of musculoskeletal origin . Hence a cervical and lumbosacral spine X-ray is mandatory. 2. for possible type 2 diabetes, get a OGTT done . 3. nasal congestion , sinusitis and occasional shortness of breadth is possible due to upper and lower respiratory tract infection secondary to mouth breathing and snoring which allows bacteria to directly enter the lungs without filtration process in nose , thereby causing pharyngeal and LRTI. you need to be evaluated completely and may have to be placed of oral antibiotics for sinusitis and nasal congestion with LRTI and hot fomentation with physiotherapy exercises can help with your numbness and pain in arm and legs. regards