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What Could Be The Reason For Numbness Around Face And Hands ?

Hi, for the past two weeks I ve been having episodes where my face feels heavy and numb and my hands feel numb and heavy and they tingle. It happens for about 10 minutes then it stops. When it happens I feel like I can t control it. Should I be worried? Thank you
Fri, 27 Dec 2013
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Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Deficiency of certain nutrients like Iron, Vitamin B 12, Calcium, Magnesium, etc.
2. Any fluctuation in blood pressure levels
3. Altered blood sugar levels
4. Inadequate hydration & nutrition status.
5. Peripheral neuropathy.

Symptomatic relief can be obtained with nervigenic agents (like Vit B6, B12, Folic acid) & multivitamin & mineral supplementation.

Investigations like complete blood count, estimation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels & nerve conduction studies will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Meanwhile, maintain adequate hydration, take a healthy balanced diet & avoid stress.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
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What Could Be The Reason For Numbness Around Face And Hands ?

Hello dear, The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to: 1. Deficiency of certain nutrients like Iron, Vitamin B 12, Calcium, Magnesium, etc. 2. Any fluctuation in blood pressure levels 3. Altered blood sugar levels 4. Inadequate hydration & nutrition status. 5. Peripheral neuropathy. Symptomatic relief can be obtained with nervigenic agents (like Vit B6, B12, Folic acid) & multivitamin & mineral supplementation. Investigations like complete blood count, estimation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels & nerve conduction studies will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis. There is no need to worry, you will be fine. Meanwhile, maintain adequate hydration, take a healthy balanced diet & avoid stress. Wishing a good health. Take care.