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What Causes Hand And Feet Numbness?

ok, i have been drinking since college heavy on weekends for about 20 years but about 5 years ago got hooked on cigs. Have high blood pressure but being treated. now i have numbness at night in hands and feet. mostly hands cause I rest them on my chest to sleep on back. is it my high blood pressure, cigs, booze or all above. add to that stopped working out. ugh
Thu, 22 Dec 2016
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Good day! It is possible that you are suffering what is called "Peripheral Neuropathy". It is where the alcohol and its affiliated nutritional deficiencies and dehydration involved will deplete much of the energy and nutrients needed to supply the nerves which provide adequate and accurate sensation to the limbs. I highly recommend of course that you discontinue alcohol and tobacco as they are of course very detrimental to your health. However in the immediate future, I would recommend supplementation to ensure your body is receiving the proper nutrients for proper nerve energy (These are: Multivitamins, B-12 + Folate). You can find these over the counter. I hope you receive some alleviation of your symptoms!
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What Causes Hand And Feet Numbness?

Good day! It is possible that you are suffering what is called Peripheral Neuropathy . It is where the alcohol and its affiliated nutritional deficiencies and dehydration involved will deplete much of the energy and nutrients needed to supply the nerves which provide adequate and accurate sensation to the limbs. I highly recommend of course that you discontinue alcohol and tobacco as they are of course very detrimental to your health. However in the immediate future, I would recommend supplementation to ensure your body is receiving the proper nutrients for proper nerve energy (These are: Multivitamins, B-12 + Folate). You can find these over the counter. I hope you receive some alleviation of your symptoms!