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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can smoking tobacco cause neuropathy or paresthesias?

Can smoking tobacco cause neuropathy or paresthesias?

Not directly: But can aggravate symptoms. It can also cause vasoconstriction which, if you have peripheral arterial disease, it can cause neuropathy to set in earlier. However, smoking does not directly cause neuropathy normally. Ask your physician if you are having neuropathy as there are many causes of neuropathy and it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

How would i know if the frequent paresthesia in my feet is caused by my ra?

A test: Rheumatoid arthritis can cause neuropathy in some patients. It can be experienced as pain, tingling, numbness and other parasthesias. If other causes for the abnormal sensations can be ruled out (such as diabetes, spine issues, thyroid issues, etc) a nerve study such as an emg/ncv might be performed. If the symptoms are severe enough, talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What causes paresthesias?

What causes paresthesias?

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

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Can tmjd (via long-term night and day bruxism) contribute to / cause intermittent non-painful paresthesia in the (one side - left in my case) jawline?

Can tmjd (via long-term night and day bruxism) contribute to / cause intermittent non-painful paresthesia in the (one side - left in my case) jawline?

Very unlikely: While not impossible, i think it would be extremely unlikely. Your symptoms could be related to a dental or a medical problem, or perhaps both. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough examination and evaluation. Based upon the findings, your dentist might refer you to a physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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How is a diagnoses of chronic hyperventilation syndrome made? Doc has ruled out other causes of paresthesia thru testing.

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

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more