12 Causes of hormigueo en el cuerpo (and what to do)

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The sensation of hormigueo in the body occurs due to which a compression of some nerve arises due to the lack of oxygen or due to problems in the nerve of the region or in the central nervous system.

Normally, this symptom is passed and improved with the movement of the member or the realization of massages in the region, which improves circulation. However, it can also indicate the presence of problems such as poor circulation, ACV, herniated disc and diabetes, so if it does not disappear in a few minutes, the ideal is to consult a general doctor or go to the hospital to identify the correct cause and start the most adequate treatment.

See some home remedies to relieve the hormigueo.

1. Bad body positioning

Sitting, leaning or standing in the same position for a long time, mainly with crossed legs, the weight on the limb causes poor circulation and compression in the nerve of the region, causing the emergence of tingling. See the symptoms of poor circulation.

What to do: You should try to move the body and stretch it at least once a day, to stimulate blood circulation. During work or long trips by plane, it is important to take small walks for at least every 2 hours, getting up to go to the bathroom, drink water or have a cup of coffee, for example.

2. Herniated disc

Due to the wear and tear of the articulation of the spine, a compression occurs in the nerve that goes from the spine to the buttocks and legs, causing pain and numbness in the spine, which can radiate to the legs and fingers of the pies.

What to do: the hernia should be treated to prevent the appearance of the symptoms of this illness, using medications such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and analgesics. See more details on how the herniated disc treatment is performed.

3. Diabetes and circulatory problems

Diabetes causes poor blood circulation, especially in the extremities of the body such as hands and feet, and the swelling in this case can also be a sign of the beginning of the development of herids or ulcers in the affected region. Know how to identify the first symptoms of diabetes.

What to do: Keeping blood sugar under control is the best way to make blood flow regularly and properly reach all regions of the body. In addition, walking for at least 30 minutes a day helps to improve blood flow and reduce blood glucose.

4. Carpian Tunnel Syndrome

It is an illness that causes the compression of a nerve that passes through the hand, causing sleepiness and sensation of agujas in the hand and the fingers, especially during the night.

What to do: use a muñequera to immobilize the muñeca, especially while sleeping; do some stretching exercises in the hands; or taking anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids. However, in the most serious cases it may also be necessary to have physical therapy or even the doctor may consider performing a surgery. See how the treatment for this syndrome is carried out.

Watch in the video the continuation of some exercises that you can do to relieve the symptoms:

5. ACV and infarction

ACV causes signs of muscle weakness on the side of the body, which is usually accompanied by tingling, difficulty in speaking and breathing, even though the heart attack, the other symptoms are pain in the neck, in the arm or in the back, malaise and seas.

What to do: in the presence of these symptoms, it is necessary to go to the hospital emergency so that the patient is treated as quickly as possible and avoid serious sequelae caused by these problems.

6. Lack of vitamin B12, calcium, potassium or sodium

The lack of some of these nutrients in the body can cause circulation problems, anemia and difficulty transmitting nerve impulses, which can cause the sensation of bloating. See the main signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.

What to do: You must have a varied diet, eating at least 2 pots of milk or yogurt daily, 3 fruits and consuming vegetables and vegetables in the main meals.

7. Diseases of the nervous system

The diseases that affect the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, cause symptoms of repetitive tingling that affects a member of the body at a time, also appearing pain in the eyes, loss of part of the vision, seas and temblores.

What to do: you should seek a doctor to identify the cause of the problem and start the appropriate treatment. In the case of multiple sclerosis, corticosteroids, muscle relaxants and other medications should be taken under medical advice, in addition to physical therapy.

8. Anxiety and Stress

The tingling due to excessive anxiety or stress can affect the hands, arms and tongue, and in the panic disorder this symptom is accompanied by cold sweating, heart palpitations and pain in the pecho or in the window.

What to do: In these cases, you should seek a quiet place, breathe deeply several times, concentrating on regulating breathing and improving blood circulation. In addition, activities such as yoga and pilates help relieve stress and anxiety. Know more about how to control anxiety and nervousness.

9. Guillain-Barré Syndrome

In Guillain-Barré syndrome, which usually occurs after having a flu, dengue or Zika, the feeling of swelling usually starts in the feet and goes up until reaching the trunk and arms, in addition it is accompanied by other symptoms such as weakness and pain in the legs, which evolves until reaching the entire body and leaving the patient completely paralyzed. See what other symptoms arise and how the treatment is carried out.

What to do: In case of suspicion of Guillain-Barré, you must immediately go to the hospital emergency, as the illness can reach the lungs and prevent breathing, if treatment is necessary in the hospital.

10. Medication Intake

Some drugs can cause tingling as one of the side effects, some examples are some drugs to perform chemotherapy, some antiretroviral drugs to treat AIDS or the antibiotic metronidazole.

What to do: It is necessary to speak with the doctor to evaluate the possibility of changing the medication or to receive guidance on what to do to reduce the secondary effects of the medication.

11. Excessive alcoholic beverages

The constant ingestion and in large amounts of alcohol can cause damage to the nerves located in the extremities of the body, causing tingling and cramps mainly in the hands and on the feet.

What to do: to relieve the symptoms, you should stop drinking alcohol and see a doctor to assess the presence of other illnesses caused by excess alcohol in the body, such as problems in the liver and stones in the gallbladder.

12. Animal bites

The bite or sting of some animals such as dogs, cats, snakes or spiders can cause tingles in the place of the bite or sting. However, one should be aware of the appearance of other symptoms such as fever, burning, hinchazón, temblores and pus in the region, as they can indicate the presence of infection or illnesses such as rabies.

What to do: itry to identify the animal that caused the injury, wash the region well and go to the doctor in case it was a poisonous animal, a dog with symptoms of rabies or the appearance of some of the above mentioned symptoms.

To relieve the tingling, see also some natural treatments for bad circulation.

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