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Doctor insights on: Kidney Disease And Anxiety And Tingling In Arms And Legs

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What can cause dizziness, tingling in arms and legs? I notice it gets worse when I worry and am in public. Could this be anxiety or panic attacks?

What can cause dizziness, tingling in arms and legs? I notice it gets worse when I worry and am in public. Could this be anxiety or panic attacks?

Yes but more eval: Considering your history of symptoms in public and when feeling worried, it certainly could represent a panic attack. If it increases in frequency and severity, or if you start to experience additional symptoms, you should seek further care for evaluation. There are treatments for panic attacks but other disease processes can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have had random tingling in my arms and legs. Now my feet feel like they are burning. I have anxiety/panic attacks. Could this be related?

I have had random tingling in my arms and legs. Now my feet feel like they are burning. I have anxiety/panic attacks. Could this be related?

Hyperventilation: Yes - sometimes during anxiety or panic attacks you breathe faster and may hyperventilate - lowering the carbon dioxide level of the blood too low - this may cause the tingling in hands and feet and around your mouth. Because other things such as electrolyte imbalance and neurologic disorders and diabetes can cause tingling and burning pain in legs you should follow up with your doctor for tests. ...Read more

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End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe leg pain with kidney disease?

Is it normal to have severe leg pain with kidney disease?

No: Severe leg pain, especially one sided, is a cause for immediate medical attention. It could be muscle cramps but it could be more serious. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

A family member had kidney disease and lost movement of their legs. why does this happen?

Kidney disease: The primary reason for the kidney disease itself the reason for the leg weakness also. Leg weakness could be from a different cause is a possibility also. ...Read more

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For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?

For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?

Hard to say: Patients with kidney disease can have subtle changes in their electrolytes that can lead to cramping. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lower extremity pain. There are multiple other possibilities. Seeing a primary care doctor for a good medical check up is probably a good place to start. ...Read more

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My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees, hands, legs....What might this mean?

Fluid retention: He is retaining fluid from his kidney disease; it seems like he has a protein-losing kidney problem and his blood protein levels are lower - hence fluid retention in various body parts. Call his doctor. Needs check ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more