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    What causes dizziness and mild numbness in the body?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My son is 30 y.o. and is experiencing a feeling of being disconnected from his body, mild numbness of skin, reports mouth feeling tight, a feeling of not being able to inhale sufficiently, uneasy stomach and dizziness. He also has tingling in the chest area.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of stress or anxiety

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The symptoms are suggestive of psychiatric illness.
Any depression, stress, anxiety, behavioral problems?
Any memory abnormalities, decreased sleep, loss of appetite?
You can provide more details.
You should get him examined by a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Dr N Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 10 minutes later
I was thinking more along the lines of heavy metal toxicity. I have it and we live in the same house. No, he has no psych dx. at all. His vision is now altered. I think we'll go to ER.
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of heavy metal poisoning cannot be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Possibility of heavy metal toxicity cannot be ruled out as it has varied manifestation.
Mental symptoms, neuropathy, hematological involvement and abdominal complains are common.
Examination followed by investigations is required.
Going to an Er will guide for further course of action.
Possibility of heavy metal toxicity in family members is high if the source is common. Lead is a common toxin.
Get evaluated and tested.
DR N Kumar

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