Numb Feet Have No Sense When Held?
Hi, back when I was in my 20s I often experienced both of my legs beginning to feel numb and if I felt there was no sense, jumping as if using a prosthetic limb. jg ever when siphoning drink using a pipette, both lips must be helped using a finger. Then heal by itself without knowing the cause and type of the disease, so I am worried if it happens again, please advise and information about this disorder and how to prevent it. thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Peripheral neuropathy is peripheral nerve damage that gives symptoms in the form of weakness, numbness, or pain, especially on the hands or feet. Complaints can also be felt in several other parts of the body.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
1. Numbness, tingling, or slow tingling in the hands or feet that can extend up to your arms or legs.
2. Pain such as sharp, punctured, throbbing, or like burning.
3. Impaired coordination and frequent falls.
4. Muscle weakness
Peripheral nerve disorders are generally caused by more than one factor, for example:
1. Consuming alcohol
2. Autoimmune diseases
3. Diabetes mellitus
4. Exposure to toxic substances
5. Certain medications
7. Congenital disease
8. Trauma or emphasis on nerves
9. Benign or malignant cell growth
10. Vitamin deficiency
11. Bone marrow disease
Consult with a neurologist if complaints occur repeatedly to be examined. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment will be very helpful in controlling symptoms and preventing further nerve damage.
To prevent complaints from getting worse, do the following:
1. Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein because it is good for nerve health.
2. Prevent vitamin B12 deficiency by eating meat, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy products, and cereals.
3. Exercise regularly.
4. Avoid foods and habits that can damage nerves such as alcohol, repetitive movements, incorrect position, smoking, and exposure to chemicals.
That's all, hope you can help