Treatment Of Numbness In The Left Hand Is Accompanied By Frequent Dizziness?
I want to ask … My father has numbness in his left hand … is that a symptom of a mild stroke. ?? Because my father has high cholesterol, hypertension … constantly dizzy, how do I deal with it ?? And if you want to see a doctor, what kind of specialist doctor? Internal medicine or neurologist. ?? Please help … thanks
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Numbness that occurs only in one hand can be a sign of sensory peripheral neuropathy. Namely peripheral nerve disorders in charge of sending signals sensation (such as touch, temperature or pain). This can occur due to:
1. deficiency of nerve vitamins (B1, B6 or B12),
2. high blood sugar or diabetes,
3. Bacterial or viral infections (such as leprosy),
4. Side effects of certain drugs.
5. and others, you can read more here.
It is better not to ignore this complaint, immediately consult a neurologist. The doctor will conduct a medical interview and physical examination of the nerves. Furthermore, it will ask you to undergo the necessary investigations, such as routine blood, blood sugar, X-ray of the arm, EMG and others. Later the doctor will give treatment based on the cause.
Meanwhile, you can consume fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins B1, B6 and B12. Or you can take supplements containing all three of these vitamins. Avoid the emphasis on the side of the arm that hurts, namely by sleeping on your side on a healthy arm. Also avoid stacking the body or limbs on the arm that hurts.
Thus hopefully useful.