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Why do my hands tingle when flying?

Why do my hands tingle when flying?

Tingling Hands: This symptom is usually a sign of anxiety or panic. You breathe too fast and blow off too much of the carbon dioxide. So, if flying is stressful there is good reason for your hand symptoms. ...Read more

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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Why do my hands tingle sometimes when I yawn or take a deep breath ?

Why do my hands tingle sometimes when I yawn or take a deep breath ?

Nerve entrapment: It is possible that a nerve is getting compressed against the first rib or an accessory rib. It may help to see a rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

A couple thoughts: It could be due to the positon of your arms while sleeping. Try changing. Avoid arms over the head and lying on the arms or keeping arms bent at elbow. Otherwise, you may have a conditon called carpal tunnel syndrome. It often manifests when going to be. Google this! there is treatment. Read my posts elsewhere and those of others. Could be a neck condtion as well. I would rec to get check. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and hands tingle/go numb while I am sleeping? This has been going on for a year.

Why do my fingers and hands tingle/go numb while I am sleeping? This has been going on for a year.

Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment and Vicodin is not one of them. ...Read more

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Why do my hands feel tingly all of a sudden? What can cause these symptoms besides hypoglycemia?

Why do my hands feel tingly all of a sudden? What can cause these symptoms besides hypoglycemia?

Hyperventilation: Sometimes breathing 'too much' = hyperventilation makes the hands and feet tingle. This should be on both sides of the body equally in most cases. Hyperventilation changes the ph of the blood a little bit which for a minute or so makes the long nerve fibers of the body a bit overactive, therefore the tingling. If the tingling is just on one side, think TIA (emergency) or pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get tingly and stiff upon standing and fingers get straight, thumb straight and pushed in. Sometimes in forearms every time I stand up?

Why do my hands get tingly and stiff upon standing and fingers get straight, thumb straight and pushed in. Sometimes in forearms every time I stand up?

Needs evaluation: Sounds concerning for some cervical canal narrowing that worsens if you stand and extend your neck. A cervical MRI can assess for any spinal cord/canal concerns. If you are nervous or hyperventilating, that may play a role also. Neck pain, and hand numbness after a night of sleeping raises more concern for your neck being the source. ...Read more

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Why do my hands burn and tingle?

Why do my hands burn and tingle?

Any number of things: Can do this. Carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, or even nerves being blocked at the spine can cause burning. Of the things that can cause neuropathy, diabetes is the most common. Vitamin deficencies can do this also. Best to speak with a health care provider for further advice! ...Read more

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Why do my hands and forearms tingle and swell for hours after smoking meth?

Why do my hands and forearms tingle and swell for hours after smoking meth?

Quit now!: If you are doing meth, tingling of the hands and arms should be the least of your concerns. You are ruining your health. Get help and quit this bad habit now. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Want to know if I should be concerned about tingling in my left leg if I'm sitting on the toilet or sleep & my arms & hands tingle also when I sleep?

Probably not.: Such tingling is usually caused when you put pressure on a sensory nerve in your leg (when you sit on the toilet) or in your arm (when you sleep on top of it). As long as the tingling goes away when you remove the pressure, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more