Having an occasional numb feeling on your fingers is normal, but when the frequency is just high, you better stop and take a look for potential problems that you are facing. Here are the 5 causes to it.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
It is usually a minor problem. Simply recall if there is any wrong posture of sitting, holding or using the hand and correct them should save you from this.
Having high blood sugar for a long time can damage your nervous system. The damage is permanent although the symptoms can be handled. Keeping your diabetes under control can prevent it from going worse.
Excessive and long term alcohol consumption
Beware of this! Yea, any alcohol lovers looking at this article. The mechanism is almost the same as that of diabetes. Simply controlling it before problem happens is good enough.
Some medications like cancer treating drugs can actually cause you this feeling, but calm down, a professional medical team will try to limit the side effects on patients to the lowest.
If you feel the tingling or numbness and any of the symptoms below follow together, you better look for help immediately.
- Severe headache
- Hard to breath
- Slurred speech
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