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Can Stress Cause Numbness In The Hands, Fingers And Lips In A 70-year-old?

When I am stressed or nervous about a situation, my right hand, various fingers get numb. Also, my upper and lower right lip as well as the gums on that side get numb. This comes and goes and has been going on for about a year. I am a 70 year old active female, still working as a receptionist 3 days a week.
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Stress is known to cause serious numbness of varying intensity to any area of body including fingers, lips and hands. It is no surprise as the stress most affects your mind which controls all area of body. The stress induced numbness have varying presentation on two different occasions.


Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ashok Kumar
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Can Stress Cause Numbness In The Hands, Fingers And Lips In A 70-year-old?

Hello, Stress is known to cause serious numbness of varying intensity to any area of body including fingers, lips and hands. It is no surprise as the stress most affects your mind which controls all area of body. The stress induced numbness have varying presentation on two different occasions. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ashok Kumar