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Why feeling dizzy, lightheaded and pins and needles in feet?

I'm working on my feet in an air-conditioned building (retail). I'm feeling dizzy & lightheaded, and I can't feel my feet -- they've got pins & needles. I'm 41, a bit overweight (6'0", 220lbs.), and have had one or two heart episodes for which I saw a internal medicine specialist for a couple of years. This doesn't really feel like that, though.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
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Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal, MD.

Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query

Pins and needles feeling is a symptom of neuropathy. One of the most common feature of diabetes is neuropathy. So if you ar having some unexplained symptoms, I would suggest that ruling out diabetes would be a good idea.

Alternatively, I would also suggest a more active and regular walk even when at work.This will help keep up the circulation and thereby give you a chance to avoid the symptoms

I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above/if any other so I can be of help further.

I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you.

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Please feel free to ask another query. I would be glad to help you. Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further.
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