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How Does Thyroid Problems Cause Numb Toes
It can: Hi. Poorly controlled diabetes certainly CAN cause numbness by direct nerve damage, correlating with duration of high blood sugar. The mechanism is still not known, although several good candidate mechanisms have been proposed. Longest nerves are most likely to be affected (those to the feet). The key is good diabetes control and nutrition. Better to prevent neuropathy than treat neuropathy! ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Hypothyroidism — a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone — is an uncommon cause of peripheral neuropathy, such as carpal tunnel syndrome: Peripheral neuropathy is damage to your peripheral nerves — the nerves that carry information to and from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) and the rest of your body, such as your arms and legs. Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by severe, long-term, untreated hypothyroidism. Although the association between hypothyroidism and peripheral neuropathy isn't fully understood, it's known that hypothyroidism can cause fluid retention resulting in swollen tissues that exert pressure on peripheral nerves. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include pain, a burning sensation, or numbness and tingling in the area affected by the nerve damage. It may also cause muscle weakness or loss of muscle control. See your doctor if you know or suspect you have hypothyroidism and you're having troubling or painful symptoms in your limbs. Treatment of peripheral neuropathy due to hypothyroidism is directed at managing the underlying hypothyroidism and treating the resulting symptoms. This may include: Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, others),, Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight,. ...Read more
It depends: Numbness can be caused by many reasons. Some of the chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy which can menifest as numbness and tingling, usually affecting both the toes and the fingers. It is usually progressive and can get worse with each treatment, so you should let your oncologist know about it and decide when to modify your treatment to prevent this problem from worsening. ...Read more
Dysautonomia: The Autonomic nervous system controls all of our body functions that we do not have to think of to perform, digestion, blood pressure heart rate breathing, and can affect balance but usually not motor skills. Dysautonomia often presents as poor control of heart rate and blood pressure, easy fatigue, poor exercise toelrance, fainting ...Read more
thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more
Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?
Hydrocephalus: Muscle spasms & incoordination more common.Get a more detailed answer ›
If pernicious: An anemia caused by b-12 deficiency can cause a peripheral neuropathy amongst other issues. But many other anemias are less likely to cause nerve dysfunction. Might have your internist sort this out. Perhaps you have a co-morbidity, such as carpal tunnel having no relationship to your anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a parathyroid and a regular thyroid. How do u fix elevated numbers on both. How can u treat thyroid problems. What can it affect?
Please clarify: I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you'll need to clarify. Do you have an elevated serum calcium with an elevated parathyroid hormone level? You're probably in for surgery that will make you much healthier in a very short time. Do you have an elevated thyroid hormone, or an elevated tsh? The implications are very different. Wishing you the best; if you clarify we can help more. ...Read more
Possible: Due to the sudden lack of muscle tone this may also lead to the calf muscles being unable to contract and push the blood away from your feet toward your heart. This would lead to swelling in your feet. See your doctor for advice and consider compression hose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Borderline anemia without symptoms, with no other medical problems and are feeling well otherwise it may be due to deficiency in iron , vitamins or both. It is important to determine the cause. Many doctors do not treat mild anemia and encourage a more balanced diet, others will suggest an over the counter supplement depending on the deficiency. Kidneys are usually not affected by mild anemia. ...Read more
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