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    What causes numbness in the hands and fingers while having atrial fibrillation?

Posted on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 in Veins and Arteries
Question: I have afid now my hands and fingers feel numb and I have varicose veins on my whole bodt from hip to my legs. Can you tell me what I can do. I have a heart conition now.
Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
congestive heart issue possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

Your symptoms are suggesting congestive heart failure and this is treated with heart medications,blood pressure regulations, reduced salt intake. You should put elastic stockings on you legs and avoid long standing. Also,sleep with elevated upper body. You should add aspirin100mg to your diet and take magnesium and calcium supplement. hand numbness usually indicate neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. to evaluate this you should do electromiography.

Wish you good health.
Feel free to ask. Regards
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