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What causes numbness around feet and legs?

I have a bad case of my legs and feet falling asleep it s so bad some times I feel like I have only one leg because I can no longer feel my leg once it falls to sleep and I can no longer sit at a booth in the big chairs cause it automatically falls right to sleep it takes me 5 minutes to regain the feeling of my leg, could this become serious condition or something I should check more into?
Thu, 27 May 2021
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Hi,

A common reason for developing paresthesias (numbness) in limbs is diabetes. I’d suggest you to get your blood sugar levels checked. If sugar levels are normal, other rare causes include diseases affecting your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or related to vascular system. I’d suggest you to visit a doctor to get a thorough physical evaluation.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sridhar Reddy, General & Family Physician
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What causes numbness around feet and legs?

Hi, A common reason for developing paresthesias (numbness) in limbs is diabetes. I’d suggest you to get your blood sugar levels checked. If sugar levels are normal, other rare causes include diseases affecting your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or related to vascular system. I’d suggest you to visit a doctor to get a thorough physical evaluation. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sridhar Reddy, General & Family Physician