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numbsness, no blood circulation in his hand

my fiance has know blood circulation in his hand is always numb he cnt feel his hands when i grab or tap on it he can't feel anything what do you think it can be?
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replied March 31st, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your fingers, hands, feet, arms, or legs.

In case your fiance has symptoms like transient numbness, tingling or temporary paralysis that resolve soon within minutes or hours after waking up, they might be due to pressure on the nerves or blood vessels possibly due to abnormal sleeping positions, eg. Sleeping with the hand under the head, keeping the hands above the level of the heart, sleeping in abnormal leg positions, etc. In such situations, there is no need for specific treatment other than proper sleep hygiene and avoiding abnormal sleep positions.

The most common cause of such symptoms can be due to the following -

1. Abnormal body positions during sleep, work or resting.
2. Vascular disorders - affecting the blood supply, like Transient ischemic attacks, Strokes, Raynaud's syndrome, etc.
3. Neurological injury - due to trauma, low back injury, pressure on nerves (herniation of spinal discs), etc.
4. Peripheral neuropathy - associated with Vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency
5. electrolyte imbalances
6. Thyroid disorders
7. Diabetic neuropathy, migraines
8. Hyperventilation disorders , panic attacks
9. Repetitive stress injuries - Carpal tunnel syndrome, pressure neuropathy.

Hence for proper diagnosis of your condition, additional medical history as well as few tests may be helpful. Hence you might consult your doctor for proper advice.

Treating the condition may make the symptoms go away or stop them from getting worse.

I hope this helps.


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