The Left Palm Is Numb, The Left Cheek Feels Thick And The Left Leg Is Limp?

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permission to ask, my dad’s left palm is numb, my left cheek feels thick, my left foot is a bit limp

1 Answer:

Hello Thania,

Thank you for the question.

Numbness, thickness, and weakness that are felt in some parts of the body on the left can indicate symptoms of a stroke. Stroke itself occurs when blood vessels in the brain are blocked or broken, causing brain tissue to die. Symptoms can be neurological deficits, including numbness, thickness, and weakness. Not only that, stroke sufferers can also experience dizziness, headaches, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, bowel and bowel disorders, memory disturbances, balance disorders, even decreased consciousness. The risk of stroke can be increased in the elderly, obese people, people who lack exercise, smokers, consume drugs and alcohol, as well as sufferers of certain diseases, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. If your father has a family history of stroke, the risk of having a stroke will also be higher.

In addition to stroke, your complaints may also be caused by other factors, such as nerve pain, transient ischemic attack, sclerosis multipls, brain tumor, head injury, viral or bacterial infection, malnutrition, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psychological disorders, anemia, hypoglycemia metabolic disorders, and so on.

This condition seems to need to be examined directly to a doctor or neurologist in order to be evaluated in-depth possible causes, namely by physical examination, x-ray, CT scan, MRI, and so on. That way, then the best management can be given.

In the meantime, it's best to stay calm. Help your father overcome his complaints by:

 Let him rest more. Help him to eat, drink and perform daily self-care activities. Don't let him work alone without adult supervision. Encourage your father not to smoke, stay away from alcohol and drugs, and be more disciplined in living a healthy lifestyle, including the time to exercise regularly, be diligent in eating fruits and vegetables, and maintain an ideal body weight. Do not carelessly give your father any medication without doctor's advice.

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