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what is the cause of numbness of feet,toes and hands and f

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what is the cause of numbness of feet,toes and hands and fingers
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

This is called peripheral neuropathy. It is basically nerve damage.

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There are many causes, some of the more common, are diabetes, poor circulation, and alcoholism.

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While peripheral neuropathy may not be entirely reversed, it may be improved by treating the medical condition that is causing it.

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Medications such as gabapentin can be helpful if there is pain or discomfort

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I hope this helps

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