A member asked:

How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. K. Olson answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few.

Answered 5/13/2018



Many causes: There are many different causes of numbness and tingling. These can range from rapid heavy breathing (hyperventilation) or anxiety to neurological problems with the nerves (neuropathy), spinal cord (myelopathy), or brain. Discuss your specific situation with your primary doctor and consider seeing a neurologist.

Answered 12/1/2012



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