Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

High blood pressure is a situation where the value of blood pressure stays consistently about the healthy range. Due to this, the artery walls experience force and causes damage over the period. The standard value of the blood pressure is 120/80. Anything above the standard value is considered prehypertension and then high blood pressure. The top value is systolic pressure, which is the value measured when the heart pumps the blood, and the bottom value is diastolic pressure, which is the value measured when the heart is at rest.

Tingling Sensation Or Numbness

Abnormal sensation occurs anywhere in the body. However, the commonly felt regions are hands, arms, legs, and feet. The term has a broad meaning from being a harmless numbness such as when you are too cold to a more severe condition that requires an immediate medical emergency. Apart from this, it is possible for the body to undergo periodic tingling and numbness sensation due to several health issues such as anxiety and migraine.

During the panic attack, the breathing becomes shallow, which causes tingling and numbness attacks in the fingers and around the mouth. Furthermore, the occurrence of the episode in extremity is a universal sign that the individual will experience an episode of a migraine very soon.

Causes of Numbness

The causes of numbness are numerous because it is a symptom of different conditions, diseases, and ailments. Therefore, it is necessary to undergo diagnosis before making a wrong conclusion. In addition to it, one should take additional precautions because the loss of sensation or tingling can increase the risk factors such as injury and accident. Causes include:

  • Stress
  • Iron deficiency
  • Lack of blood supply
  • High blood pressure
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • A migraine
  • Diabetes
  • Damage to nerve/nerves because of injury
  • Menopause
  • A side effect of medicines
  • Increased levels of potassium
  • Obesity
  • Reduction in vitamin B-12 and other essential vitamins
  • Fluctuating levels of potassium, sodium, and calcium
  • Bacterial infections
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Stroke

Are Tingling Hands A Sign Of High Blood Pressure?

Are Tingling Hands A Sign Of High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension or high blood pressure increases the risk of the diseases related to the heart. Many of the illnesses go unnoticed because high blood pressure does not show any signs of its presence. Due to this, it becomes difficult to treat it accurately. Therefore, it is essential to check blood pressure every year to monitor the overall health. It is common for a doctor to overlook a headache, weakness, fatigue, increased palpitations, and confusion as symptoms related to an underlying problem.

When these signs worsen, it results in death. If you are encountering any of the indications, then it is preferable to seek medical emergency. Additionally, if you suffer from blurred vision, tingling sensation of hands, muscle tremors, nosebleeds, and chest pain, seek immediate assistance from a medical professional.

If you are already following treatment and sense development of new symptoms due to change in the medicines, then consult the doctor right away.

As you can see, tingling sensation and numbness are signs of high blood pressure. Although the reason could be due to an underlying condition, consulting the specialist will be helpful. Apart from blood pressure, tingling sensation occurs due to several illnesses. Therefore, it is essential to find the actual reason before proceeding with the treatment.

Tingling Sensation During Pregnancy

Women face several physical changes during pregnancy. A few develop carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a state where compression of the median nerve occurs due to swelling in the body tissue. The symptoms faced by them are worse in the morning due to the accumulation of water overnight. Correction of the syndrome is automatic after childbirth when the body stops retaining water.

Another reason for the occurrence of tingling sensation in the hands is an injury. If the sensation lasts for a while, then it represents trauma to muscles, bones, or tendons.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: June 29, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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