3. Your Environment Could Be a Problem

Toxic Chemicals

Environmental toxins could be a source of tingling hands and feet, if you’ve ingested enough of those toxins to cause harm. From industrial chemicals to an overload of minerals our bodies need to survive, environmental toxins can do life-threatening damage to the body.

Peripheral neuropathy (damaged nerves and blood vessels) resulting in tingling hands and feet could come from exposure to many different toxins like ethanol, lead, and mercury.

2. Your Weight Could Be a Cause

Weight Gain

Considerable pressure against our nerves could also be caused by obesity. Carrying significant extra weight can put enough stress on nerves to damage them.

And, like someone with diabetes, an obese person is more likely to experience the kind of glucose fluctuations that could also cause damage to nerves and blood vessels.

Even carpal tunnel nerve damage and tingling can happen more often in those who are obese, due to higher probability of blood sugar dysregulation.

1. You Might Need to Move Around More

Repetitive Strain Injury

If you have a sedentary lifestyle, you might experience tingling hands and feet more than very active people. Spending many hours a day sitting or lying down puts added pressure on your nerves. Movement helps prevent that kind of nerve compression from happening.

Though repetitive motion can have the opposite effect. Let’s say it was your job to turn some kind of crank for hours at a time. You’d likely develop tingling in your hand, arm or elbow from that repetitive motion. You’d probably need lots of breaks and to switch hands regularly to try and prevent nerve damage.

If you’re experiencing long-term tingling in your hands and feet, consult with your doctor about therapies and medications that might help bring relief.

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