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Will cardiac problems cause pins and needles in your feet? I

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Will cardiac problems cause pins and needles in your feet?
I do not have sugar. No one seams to know what it is.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  abray1115 replied 1 year ago.


No pins and needles sensation of both feet ? That sounds more suggestive of a peripheral neuropathy . True the MOST COMMON cause of peripheral neuropathy is statistically due to complication of diabetes ( so even though you have no history would STILL. advise checking your fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C) ...there are about 100 plus causes potentially of a peripheral neuropathy ...

Seeing your primary care doctor to start work up and then also a neurologist for this symptom would be a normal course

Checking for normal metabolic parameters / electrlytes/ thyroid function...

Screening for certain exposures // heavy metals/ certain chemicals

Checking for B12 deficiency

Check for certain infections ( Lymes disease ) and autoimmune disease would be helpful

A neurologist may pursue other tests such as nerve conduction studies

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns I will be happy to get back with you

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Anthony Bray MD