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walking has bcome difficult i also have tingling sensations

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walking has bcome difficult i also have tingling sensations in both hands
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having difficulty walking.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you could be having neuropathy in your hands causing the tingling.

Dr. David :

you should be seeing a neurologist to get your nerves for neuropathy or damage to your nerves.

Dr. David :

you need blood testing to check for Magnesium and iron and B12 levels to see if they are low which can affect nerves.

Dr. David :

also there are medications like neurontin or lyrica which can help with neuropathy.

Dr. David :

you might need a nerve EMG conduction study to see if you have nerve damage.

Customer:

i have had b12 deficiency for a number of years n have been prescribed folic acid daily for six months

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

I hope your B12 level gets better.

Dr. David :

do you have diabetes?

Dr. David :

diabetes can cause neuropathy and nerve damage.

Customer:

not that im aware off but am overweight n a smoker im worried about the walkin n had a few falls

Dr. David :

if you are overweight, you need testing to check for diabetes.

Dr. David :

you need to stop smoking as well as smoking is bad for your nerves.

Dr. David :

you need your thyroid hormone levels checked to see if they are low which can cause weight gain.

Dr. David :

you should not be walking by yourself at this point if you are so likely to be falling.

Dr. David :

you might have to be in a wheel chair for now.

Dr. David :

or walk with a walker.

Customer:

my bloods were tested n they only thing that was wrong was the folates were low im waiting on an appt with a neurologist

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