Cramps and Tingling in Extremities
Since many of you have asked me, I took the opportunity to clarify some aspects about two of the scariest symptoms – tingling in hands and feet, and cramps in legs.
Why do I say that they are among the most panic-causing signs?
Mainly because they are known as stroke indicators, and that’s the first thing that pops into everyone’s mind, once they get a stingy sensation in their arms.
But, that is one of the worst case scenarios.
There are a couple more conditions that show the exact same symptoms, and which are less harmful (but shouldn’t be overlooked either).
The most common issues that present these signs are:
- Tingling is the specific sensation for nerve injury in the first place.
- You certainly know the feeling when you bump the tiny bone of the elbow against hard surface, and the entire hand falls asleep.
- The situations are identical, except that in the example I’ve just given, you are completely aware of the moment when the nerve was injured.
- If the symptoms persist for more than three full months, they might indicate a more severe nerve problem, such as Parkinson’s disease.
- To prevent or delay the occurrence of health issues due to nerve damage, make sure you eat enough green-leafed vegetables, which provide you with the vitamin B complex, the main fuel for the nervous system.
- The insufficiency of calcium in the blood or hypocalcemia is another condition where cramps and tingling are present.
- This happens because the electrolyte balance in the blood is disrupted, and the heart’s contractions are irregular.
- The stinging sensation is even worse if you are dehydrated, so make sure you drink at least one 8 oz. glass of water every hour.
- Eating more green vegetables such as spinach, and tofu, salmon, and red beans will help you increase your calcium intake.
- Also, consider taking calcium supplements enhanced by vitamin D (which helps with the absorption).
As always, I whole-heartedly advise you to check the way the supplements had been obtained – mechanically processed herbs – great, lab-created substances – pass.
- This condition refers to another imbalance, between the sodium and potassium levels in the blood.
- As you may have already observed, there’s a lot of salt in all the foods we eat – from bread, to cookies, from pizzas to soup. It’s like it is a mandatory ingredient.
- We have increased our sodium intake considerably, compared to even ten years ago!
- However, never did it occur to increase the potassium levels as well, to avoid muscular cramps and discomfort.
- You can find it in bananas, avocados, beans, and leafy greens.
Low blood sugar
- This situation is very similar to hypocalcemia because your body is running low on resources.
- At this moment, eating something sweet is by far THE WORST thing you can do.
- However, gradually normalize your blood sugar by eating a fruit, some veggies, or wholegrain crackers with peanut butter.
- This will ensure a steady and safe glycemic regulation.
Listen to your body, and never assume the worst.
Love and care for yourself, and your body will take care of you!
Your health is in your hands!