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What causes burning sensation in palms and soles of feet?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2015
Question: What causes burning palms of hands and soles of feet? Could it be high potassium level?
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no, high potassium level does not lead to burning feet

Detailed Answer:
hi, welcome to HCM,

No, high potassium level does not lead to burning feet. The damaged nerve fiber becomes overactive and leads to burning sensation.

Pantothenic acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism and diabetes are common causes of burning.

Chronic kidney disease leads to electrolyte abnormalities such as hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, or hypocalcemia. This will lead to nausea, weakness, numbness, weakness, palpitation, breathing problem etc. As such, high potassium levels will not cause burning feet.

In a smoker or diabetic, peripheral vascular disease also leads to burning.

I would suggest you to take multivitamin tablet daily which contains maximum calcium pantothenate, Which will help in subsiding these symptoms, if it is due to deficiency of this.

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What causes burning sensation in palms and soles of feet?

Brief Answer: no, high potassium level does not lead to burning feet Detailed Answer: hi, welcome to HCM, No, high potassium level does not lead to burning feet. The damaged nerve fiber becomes overactive and leads to burning sensation. Pantothenic acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism and diabetes are common causes of burning. Chronic kidney disease leads to electrolyte abnormalities such as hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, or hypocalcemia. This will lead to nausea, weakness, numbness, weakness, palpitation, breathing problem etc. As such, high potassium levels will not cause burning feet. In a smoker or diabetic, peripheral vascular disease also leads to burning. I would suggest you to take multivitamin tablet daily which contains maximum calcium pantothenate, Which will help in subsiding these symptoms, if it is due to deficiency of this. thanks