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Causes Of Paresthesia
How is a diagnoses of chronic hyperventilation syndrome made? Doc has ruled out other causes of paresthesia thru testing.
Blood gases: In hyperventilaton syndrome chronic anxiety produces conscious or unconscious over breathing which blows off an excess of carbon dioxide. This produces what is called respiratory alkylosis in which the blood Ph becomes elevated, the blood gases show normal oxygen but decreased carbon dioxide. This can temporarily be helped by rebreathing in a paper or other bag which adds the lost carbon dioxide. ...Read more
Could glutamate dysfunction be a cause of paresthesia that sets in a day after consuming alcohol but then goes away after some time of abstinence?
Alcohol affects brai: Alcohol does affects brain function at different levels, affecting cognitive function, nerves resulting neuropathy and pregnancy related alcoholism affecting the infants. If you consistently get this symptoms may be related to alcohol related neurotoxicity.Glutamate is involved in neurosignal transmission. Alcohol affects the gluatamate cycle.But there are multiple other causes for neuropathy,Have ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome be the cause of paresthesia in legs and sometimes arms? Have had extensive testing but all results are normal
Panic attacks: My guess is that you have panic disorder. There is no such disease as chronic hyperventilation syndrome. A psychologist can help you with relaxation exercises. Also, meds are available which are very helpful in treating panic attacks. Here is a web site to check out: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/panic-disorder/index.shtml ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What diseases cause hand paresthesia and swelling (in the MS mimic) catagory? I've been having a lot of symptoms that are classic MS symptoms but have not been diagnosed. My brain MRI without contrast was normal. One neurologist sd it was anxiety and to s
Some of the options: Cervical radiculopathy, transverse myelopathy, ulnar / radial / median nerve impingement (incl carpal tunnel syndome), brachial plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy (there are many causes), and vascular disorders, such as calciphylaxis. I agree that carpal tunnel syndrome is #1 - and should be a place to start. A normal brain MRI does help put MS aside. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing allover paresthesia head to toe? Any other autoimmune or other disorders other than MS? All blood work OK except iron anemia.
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.
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