What causes sudden chill in leg?
may be due to nervous or blood vessel system
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May be related to the nerves or blood vessels. This can only be determined by physical examination to check out whether the pulses in the leg are normal and also an assessment of the nerves in the leg.
IN terms of the nerves:
It is possible that it is related to peripheral neuropathy. The nerves are responsible for sensations in the body.
The central nerves refer to the brain and spinal cord.
The peripheral nerves are those not in the brain and spinal cord. This means the nerves in the limbs, trunk etc
Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage in the peripheral nerves due to changes in the structure or function of the nerves.
It presents with abnormal sensations such as the cold sensation.
Others may have numbness, tingling, heaviness, burning, sticking, stinging. It can vary.
It can be due to : (1)vitamin b12 or folate deficiency
(5)liver or kidney disease
(9)idiopathic- cause not known
In terms of blood vessels
Any issues with the circulation, any disruption or blockage in circulation can result in abnormal sensations as well.
The treatment would depend on the cause.
History of your symptoms, examination of your limbs and possible investigations would determine the cause.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
your GP initially
Your general practitioner would be able to assess initially . He or she would be able to examine you and conduct the appropriate tests.
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