Have you ever felt numbness and tingling of your hands, feet, or toes?
Peripheral neuropathy can occur if we don’t consume healthy food. Unbalanced diet as well as over use of alcohol can also lead to peripheral neuropathy. ( with accordance of Foundation for peripheral neuropathy)
Peripheral neuropathy is the long term for numbness or tingling, and researches have chosen to call it paresthesia. The symptoms of paresthesia are:
- Burning pain
- Chronic paresthesia
Let’s have a look at the deficiencies which provoke the above mentioned symptoms, especially tingling and numbness.
TINGLING AND NUMBNESS ARE CAUSED BY THESE 5 DEFICIENCIES
Calcium is a mineral that keeps and protects the bones, supports the health of the heart, and the blood, and the muscle, hence calcium is necessary for our well-being and health. The body cannot produce calcium, so we have to obtain it from food and supplements. We lose calcium amounts through urine, sweat and feces. The two main symptoms that appear as a result of low calcium are numbness and tingling.
As great source of calcium are considered the following products: yogurt, milk, cheese. Consume these products as much as you can. Remember that, there are other foods that are full of mineral, such as cereals, water, breads. Calcium supplements can be also found on the market.
Magnesium is a mineral that supports over 300 of chemical reactions in your body. It’s the 4-th most abundant mineral in the human body. The lack of magnesium can damage the nerve function, and can also cause numbness and tingling.
As great source of magnesium are considered: legumes, pumpkin seeds, cooked spinach. There are also magnesium supplements in the market, but we recommended not taking more than 350 milligrams of magnesium every day. Also, it’s important to mention that the over use of alcohol, caffeine and soda speed the magnesium loss.
- VITAMIN D
If you don’t get enough vitamin D, your body cannot absorb the dietary calcium. As we mentioned before, calcium is the mineral essential for bones. Lack of vitamin D can cause symptoms such as: lost appetite, losing weight, constipation, fatigue. The lack of vitamin D can also lead to numbness and tingling.
In order to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin D in your blood, you can get this vitamin in the following sources of food: a milk, cereals, and soy products. Our body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight, so a minimal exposure on sun is the key!
- VITAMIN B12
The lack of vitamin B12 can cause numbness and tingling. Also, symptoms such as: delusions, problems with memory and depression appear when our body is deficient in vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is one the main vitamin responsible for DNA production, as well as the production and nerves and cells.
There are two main factors that can lead to lack of vitamin B 12: nutritional habits, and the lack of capacity to absorb the nutrient. Vegans as well as vegetarians are more exposed at risk, because the plants do not produce vitamin B12. For these reasons, there are several solutions. Unserious deficiencies can be corrected with multivitamin, while serious deficiencies can require consumption of B12 tablets or some other treatment.
- VITAMIN E
Vitamin E is a great antioxidant, has anti-aging properties, protects our body from free radicals and protects the nervous system. The lack of vitamin E can lead to numbness or tingling in hands, toes and feet.
Vitamin D can be found in the following sources: seeds, sunflower, nuts, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, and in all oil that are made from vegetables. Supplements of vitamin D are considered to be safe, if you are pregnant, vitamin D in high dose may affect you unborn baby’s health, so you should advise your doctor before consuming the supplements.
Nowadays, too many people have nutritive deficiency, although they live in environment that offers a lot of inexpensive options- making own nutrition. Numbness and tingling are caused as a result of poor health, and poor health is connected to bad dietary choices as well as lack of physical activity. Improve these factors and make your life healthy and different!