My body feels weird and tingly

My body feels weird and tingly

 

Do you often complain like my body feels weird and tingly? Do you often hear people around you saying my body feels weird and tingly? What possibly can be the cause of this feeling? This can be due to a variety of causes like lumbar discopathy, sciatica due to deficiency of vitamins and auto-immune diseases can lead to some abnormal sense which can be medically termed as dysesthesia.

My body feels weird and tingly is the complaint my body feels weird and tingly serious or is casual feeling that gets away with time? This feeling of my body feels weird and tingly can be felt in any part of the body like hands, feet, arms and can have a trivial cause like sitting in a fixed position for hours, crossed arms or sleeping on arm but if accompanied with weakness, pain or any other symptom may be suggestive of a disease.

The medical term attributed to the complaint of my body feels weird and tingly is parasthesia.

What can be the possible causes, common and rare causes? When to worry about the complaint of my body feels weird and tingly. To get an answer continue reading the article below.

What does the article contain?

Causes for the complaint of my body feel weird and tingly

Complications associated

Diagnosis

Treatment

Prevention

When to see a doctor?

Takeaway

 

Causes for the complaint of my body feel weird and tingly:

There are a number of causes for the sensation and complaint of my body feels weird and tingly ranging from insect bites, medication, toxins to serious underlying medical conditions.

  1. Lumbar discopathy: This condition is age-related and results due to wear and tear in the disc between the vertebra. This causes degeneration and symptoms like pain and complaint of my body weird tingly and numb particularly in that part of body.
  2.  Toxins (in sea food): Sea food poisoning is seen to show manifestations in 1-24 hours after consumption and includes a number of symptoms like speech defects, nausea and vomiting along with the complain of patient saying my body feels weird and tingly in extremities and around mouth area of body.

Treatment can be done by seeking immediate medical care after experiencing the above mentioned symptoms.

  1. Abnormal levels of sodium, potassium, calcium and Vitamin B12: Low levels of electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium and some vitamins like B12 can be a cause of the complain of some patient saying my body feels weird and tingly. These components are important in neural and muscular functions.
  2. Insect bites: Some insect bites are seen not to be normal those that get away with normal itching and redness but some bites of venomous insects have been seen to be associated with intense pain, dizziness, chills etc. These insect bites are also seen to be associated with complain of my body feels weird and tingly particularly at the site of insect bite and some surrounding nearby areas.

Treatment can be done by washing the area with soap and water, cold compress and if allergic symptoms and other bodily manifestations like shortness of breath, convulsions are experienced, seek immediate medical care.

  1. Tarsal tunnel syndrome: This syndrome is caused when a specific nerve called posterior tibial nerve is compressed and produces symptoms like pain and weird feeling and can be treated with rest, ice compression etc. and in rare cases can cause permanent nerve damage if not treated properly.
  2. Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy can be done in a number of cancers and after surgery of certain malignant cancers. Radiotherapy done in the main site can cause damage to surrounding areas and their structures like nerves and result in tingling, numbness, weakness. So the patient comes with complain of my body feels weird and tingly.
  3. Diabetes and associated neuropathy: Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and can result in abnormally high blood sugar levels also called as hyperglycemia. Diabetes is classified as: Type I and Type II. Untreated diabetes with high levels of glucose can damage the nerves and cause a complication called neuropathy and is one of the common causes of weird feeling in foot or tingling in foot. Diabetes itself may have a number of symptoms in addition to the complaint of my body feels weird and tingly, particularly in the extremities which include:
  1. Polyuria (frequent urination)
  2. Polydipsia ( extreme thirst)
  3. Xerostomia (Dry mouth)
  4. Pruritis (Itchy skin)
  5. Polyphagia (Extreme hunger)
  6. Lethargy
  7. Infections
  8. Nausea
  9. Vomiting
  10. Weight loss
  11. Tingling in hands
  12. Tingling in feet
  13. Changes in vision

Diagnosis and treatment:

Tingling in hands and feet are encountered as a late symptom of diabetes under the term diabetic neuropathy but if you feel any of the above mentioned symptoms you may need to consult a doctor. A brief history, physical examination and blood tests may help your doctor to rule out the cause of complaint of my body feels weird and tingly.

Management of diabetes depends on its stage of detection and can range from lifestyle modifications to medicines-orally and subcutaneous (insulin).

  1. Multiple sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis is a neuro-degenerative disease in which axons (myelin sheath) of brain and spinal cord are destroyed by immune system. In addition to neurological symptoms, the patient also complains like my body feels weird and tingly is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis.

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:

  1. Diplopia
  2. Fatigue and weakness
  3. Dizziness
  4. Spasms in muscles
  5. Gait imbalance

Diagnosis and treatment:

This again is a rule out process. There is a possibility of having tingling feet along with other symptoms of MS and doctor with the help of correct history, physical examination and neurological in particular, and an MRI can help in diagnosing MS as a cause or ruling out MS as a cause of this complain of my body feels weird and tingly.

Treatment is not available for multiple sclerosis (MS) but treatment is giving for attacks and to stop the progression.

  1.  Mini stroke or transient ischemic attack: whenever there is a reduced blood flow in the arteries of the brain due to hardening of arteries or bleeding due to rupture of arteries, it causes ischemia in the area and results in brain stroke which if lasts for less than an hour due to less bleeding or not much reduced blood flow results in transient ischemic attack. Symptoms in addition to complaint of my body feels and tingly are many other neurological symptoms and needs immediate care.
  2.  Raynaud’s phenomenon: Raynaud’s is a rheumatologic disease condition in which the blood vessels are narrowed and the blood flow to the extremities is compromised and results in tingling sensation and the patient comes with the complain of my body feels weird and numb.

Treatment can be done for the underlying condition and the associated tingling sensation can get away as well.

  1.  Hypothyroidism: This is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive and causes low production of hormones as needed or demanded by the body.

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are usually mild and may be misdiagnosed or remain undiagnosed.

Symptoms are many and may include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Weakness
  3. Irregular menstruation
  4. Decreased heart rate
  5. Memory issues

As a complication untreated hypothyroidism nerves can get damaged and result in a condition called peripheral neuropathy. My body feels weird and tingly can be counted as one of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

Diagnosis and treatment:

Diagnosis can be made by certain blood tests like TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and its high levels indicate hypothyroidism

Treatment can be done with starting the hormone called levothyroxine for the patient and medicine should be regulated by checking TSH levels.

  12.Hardening of arteries and inflammation in arteries: Due to hardening or inflammation of arteries because of underlying diseases the blood flow to the particular area is decreased and results in the complaint of my body feels weird and tingly.

Some other common causes as discussed are same posture of sitting or standing for a long time.

Injury to any nerve can cause tingling sensation in the pathway of its innervation and a complaint of patient saying my body feels weird and tingly or bulged disc can compress the nerves and even pressure due to infections, scars or tumors on nerves can result into a visit of patient coming with a history of, my body feels weird and tingly.

 

Complications associated

Tingling and numbness can be associated with loss of sense/ reduced sense in the area so you have to be careful with the heat and pain, that means any cut, burn can’t be felt and thus a person should be cautious and protect oneself from injuries and burns.

 

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is as usual based on history and physical examinations. A number of imaging and blood tests can be helpful in the diagnosis. Proper diagnosis can help the patient to receive proper intervention and care. Sometimes Electromyography and nerve conduction studies may help in diagnosing the cause of nerve issues.

 

Treatment

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the symptom and varies from cause to cause. Sometimes it may get resolved with home remedies, supplements and sometimes proper medical care and attention is required.

 

Prevention

Prevention is again based on the cause. Lifestyle changes can be helpful like controlling carbohydrates, high fiber intake, vitamin supplements and vitamin rich diet, managing stress, physical activity etc.

 

When to see a doctor?

When tingling or complaint of my body feels weird and tingly starts after an injury or trauma, you need to see a doctor. If numbness and tingling gets worse with walking, or has other systemic symptoms associated with it like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and difficult walking. Whenever there is no obvious cause plus any associated symptoms and an underlying disease, it is better to see a doctor.

 

Takeaway

My body feels weird and tingly can be a presenting symptom or chief complaint of a number of people. It can be due to a trivial cause like a normal pressure on nerves or postural abnormality, or some infections, tumors, diseases like diabetes, transient ischemic stroke. If your weird sensation and tingling persists for longer, better to see a doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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