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The Causes and Treatments for IBS Paresthesia

Paresthesia has a contagious sensation, tingling or numbness for no apparent reason. The needle and pin feeling can literally push someone to the wall. I know because I not only have diabetic neuropathy but also foot and calf paresthesia.

Different types of paresthesia can cause certain symptoms. One type is caused by accidental pressure on one of the superficial nerves. When pressure is relieved, paresthesia disappears. Other types of paresthesia are chronic and very painful and the sources vary. Other symptoms of paresthesia include colds, burning, warmth, skin crawling and itching. People with irritable bowel syndrome often have intestinal paresthesia.

What causes paresthesia?

Sensation creates the brain by way of the nerve cells that run from the outside of the body to the spinal cord. The neurons in the spinal cord make connections with other neurons that run to the brain. When there is a disturbance in the sensory pathway, paresthesia occurs. These disorders can occur in the nervous system, central nervous system, or peripheral nervous system. The most common causes of paresthesia are those caused by peripheral disorders.

You have a feeling that your limbs have fallen asleep because their blood supply to certain nerves has been cut off. This is a condition known as ischemia. One person who has been disturbed by severe intestinal paresthesia has noted that it feels like a feeling in his stomach.

Another cause of paresthesia is when the nerves are directly compressed. This compression can be short or possibly chronic. The most common example of chronic neural compression is carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is the treatment for paresthesia?

Before you can treat paresthesia, you must find the root cause. If the limbs are only asleep, the circulation can be restored by stretching, massaging or exercising the affected limb. If the paresteo is caused by one of several chronic diseases such as diabetes, then more complicated treatments may be needed. Because I had paresthesia caused by my diabetes, I was placed on Lyrica. It's like a miracle drug !!!

All pins and needles have disappeared with only a few doses. If you have paresthesia caused by an unhealthy bowel syndrome then you should consult your doctor for advice. If the symptoms are mild, then ibuprofen may be a good choice. In some of the more difficult cases, antidepressants can be prescribed as Elavil. This is considered a relief because these drugs change the body's perception of pain.

Regardless of the cause of your paresthesia, whether it is diabetes, lung cancer syndrome or a variety of other ailments, you should always consult with your doctor to minimize the cause and then continue treatment tailored to your needs.


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