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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events.

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What to do if I have numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation are systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly the primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. Angst treatment?
Last updated Apr 16, 2018

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