Legs And Hands Often Tingling, A Symptom Of High Cholesterol?
in the afternoon, I want to ask, it’s been 3 days my feet and hands are often tingling and numb, sometimes a bit sore. If you don’t move it a little, you will feel tingling, besides that, my body feels a bit weak. Apart from the two symptoms above the others are still fine. Do you think I really have high cholesterol? Because I haven’t had time to go to the lab yet, maybe Monday. Thanks for the answer
Hi Ronald Limbong,
different from the understanding of many people that high cholesterol can cause symptoms such as joint or muscle aches, in fact from a medical point of view an increase in cholesterol levels above the normal limit does not cause symptoms, but increased cholesterol levels can be a supporting risk factor that underlies the cause of the disease. Diseases related to the heart and blood vessels such as heart attacks, strokes, narrowing of blood vessels, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, and so on.
High cholesterol levels are influenced by factors such as a daily diet that is high in fat, lack of exercise, genetic factors / family inheritance, obesity (overweight).
The presence of sensations such as tingling, numbness, soreness in the hands and feet can arise when there are problems with the nerves, blood vessels, or organs that make up the limbs (bones, muscles, joints). Some of the possible related conditions include:
peripheral neuropathy (peripheral nervous system disorders), causes vary widely from vitamin deficiency (eg folic acid, B12), diabetes, history of trauma, autoimmune disease (eg Guillain Barre syndrome)
muscle tension/stiffness, due to the use of strenuous activities or lack of movement (lack of exercise)
arthritis, can be due to increased uric acid levels, rheumatism
If these symptoms do not improve, it is advisable to consult directly with a doctor so that you can get a more focused examination to determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. You can also consult about a history of high cholesterol and whether or not to do a cholesterol check.
In the meantime, some suggestions for you:
consume nutritious foods, especially lots of vegetables and fruits, which are good for nerves and can help lower cholesterol levels in the body. Reduce fatty foods, especially saturated fat.
consume more water
time to exercise, 3-4 times a week
get enough rest, especially at night
relieve pain with drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the recommended dose
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I hope this information is helpful.
Regards, dr. Delvira Parinding