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A 44-year-old male asked:

My hand and arms fall asleep often. this is new for me. i'm 45 with high blood pressure. could this be caused by clogged arteries?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cannot say in your p: particular case without an exam, but it's a stretch. The whole arm gets a lot of blood from big arteries. Blockage of all/most of those is not commonly seen and would have a lot of effects. Pinched nerves such as in the neck or elbow are far more common.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2015

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