Tingling is a sensation like the numbness that can occur at any time, for example, after sitting cross-legged for a long time. The causes of Tingling can vary. Based on its duration, Tingling can occur temporarily, and some are prolonged.
Causes and Ways to Overcome Tingling
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Tingling or in medical terms is called paresthesia is a needle pricks a sensation of numbness accompanied by a feeling like you. Tingling occurs when nerves get inadvertently pressured, so that blood flow to the nerves is not smooth.
Health problems or specific illnesses can also trigger tingling. Below are the causes of temporary and chronic tingling.
Causes of Temporary Tingling
Besides occurring on the arms or legs, temporary Tingling can also occur when there are under pressure limbs for a long time. This condition causes a blockage of blood supply to the nerve tissue in the area.
Because it is temporary, this condition can subside by itself if you free the tingling area from pressure, such as stretching legs after sitting cross-legged or releasing the crushed hands. That way the blood flow will return smoothly.
Tingling can also be triggered by other causes of tingling such as Raynaud’s disease. This disease affects the blood supply to certain areas of the body, such as the fingers and toes. This disease especially attacks when sufferers are stressed, agitated, or in a cold room.
Causes of Prolonged Tingling
How to know the exact cause of tingling?
How to minimize tingling
You can minimize tingling by adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle such as:
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid exposure to poisons.
- Avoid or limit alcohol consumption.
- Quit smoking.
- Healthy eating patterns.
- Maintain ideal body weight.
- Treat and control chronic diseases if presents, such as diabetes or kidney disease.
Most cases of tingling that occur are temporary. If your tingling worsens, accompanied by the appearance of a rash, dizziness in the head, spasms in muscles, frequent urination, pain in the neck, forearm, and fingers, the body feels weak or unable to move, or loss of consciousness, then you are advised to visit a doctor immediately.