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What causes numbness in the feet?

I have a numb feeling in my feet especially when waking up in the morning. It seems to improve during the day when I am up and about. I had coronary bypass surgery four years ago. My GP suspects I may be heading for diabetes but wants to another test in two months' time. I am a 67 year old man. Any suggestions?
Tue, 2 Sep 2014
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Dear sir i can understand your concern
The most common cause of numbness of feet is due to neuropathy.
there are many diseases which can cause neuropathy.
in them diabetes is the one of the problem.
considering your age as per your doctor's advise its worth evaluating for diabetes and hypertension.
symptoms of diabetes also includes increased thirst,increased frequency of urination,tiredness and increased infections.
i suggest you to start vitamin b12 supplementation for numbness.
regards
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What causes numbness in the feet?

Dear sir i can understand your concern The most common cause of numbness of feet is due to neuropathy. there are many diseases which can cause neuropathy. in them diabetes is the one of the problem. considering your age as per your doctor s advise its worth evaluating for diabetes and hypertension. symptoms of diabetes also includes increased thirst,increased frequency of urination,tiredness and increased infections. i suggest you to start vitamin b12 supplementation for numbness. regards