Menopause and Tingling in Hands and Feet
Menopause can cause a variety of symptoms in women. Some symptoms, such as night sweats or hot flashes, are quite well known. Others, such as paresthesis, are less well known but can cause significant discomfort or even pain. Paresthesis refers to a tingling sensation in the extremities. Tingling in hands and feet is generally caused by the hormonal changes associated with menopause. It can range from mild to severe and include tingling, burning, stinging, prickling, increased sensitivity or numbness in the hands and feet. You may feel as though you are walking on gravel or experience a warm sensation accompanied by inflammation.
The wild hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause can cause tingling in feet and hands when the hypothalamus fails to keep up with the new hormone levels. Skin may become hypersensitive or numb as well as thinner and less able to bounce back. Because paresthesis can have a number of causes, a visit to your health care professional may be able to rule out potentially serious illnesses and ensure that it is due to menopause, particularly if you have other symptoms, such as loss of bowel control, paralysis or loss of strength.
You can often ease the discomfort associated with tingling in hands and feet by exercising regularly. Physical activity promotes good circulation, which can help minimize numbness and tingling. Yoga, stretching and Pilates are great choices that can also help relieve tension. Dietary changes can also help. A well-rounded diet with whole grains, fresh produce and lean meats is essential during menopause. Avocados, fish, nuts and flaxseed are excellent sources of the essential fatty acids you need while dark green vegetables and almonds can be great sources of calcium and magnesium. A natural menopause treatment and B supplements may be able to prevent and manage paresthesis.
DON’T PAUSE can be another option for menopause natural relief. It contains black cohosh to restore healthy hormone balance and other all-natural ingredients that are designed to promote healthier aging and reduce common and not-so-common menopause symptoms such as tingling in feet and hands.
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