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Wierd numbness in fingers and toes

Wierd numbness in fingers and toes
by Satpriya, 2 hours ago
I have had the glucose tolerance test and I am clear of diabetes, my doctor has been treating me with vitamin B (thiamin) but I have not noticed any improvement. I, too have constant ache in the lumbar region and my back and knees suddenly give way on me all the time,  I was treating my knee weekness with double dose magnesium and at first it helped a lot but now that doesn't seem to work anymore. Can my back and knee problems be related to the numb sensations I feel in my extremities?  Should I just ignore these symptoms as those of aging( I am 62)?

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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Thyroid problems and abnormal levels of FSH, LH, prolactin, androgen hormones or male hormones and estrogen hormones can also be the cause. Hence consult your gynecologist. May be you will benefit with hormone replacement therapy.
Numb peripheries can happen due to peripheral vascular disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart. Other causes are hypothyroidism, eating disorders like anorexia, Vit B12 deficiency, Addison’s disease, adrenal causes like pheochromocytoma, anemia, Buerger’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and Raynaud’s disease. You will need some tests like treadmill test, color Doppler, angiography, ultrasonography and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP to run tests and examination to clinch a diagnosis.
Take care!
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Some old people are healthy because they keep their body healthy. The back and knee problem may be related to the drug and the body. Glucose intolerance is really sensitivity towards the glucose-sugar levels. If one actually balance the meals, glucose can be replaced with fibers containing similar materials of glucose such as stuff found in apples and pineapples. Those fruits also can cure your numbness. I hope it helps.
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