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why would your arms tingle when you cough

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when coughing in the last two days, my lower arms tingle or grow numb.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor_Manju replied 10 years ago.


What is your age & sex?

What is your blood pressure?

Is this happened earlier also?


Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Doctor_Manju's Post: 40 and female. my blood pressure is very seldom on the high side, and this has never happenned
Expert:  Doctor_Manju replied 10 years ago.


Loss of feeling or sensation is called numbness.

Numbness usually arises from damage or disease of nerves.

Numbness is a symptom & not a disease.I

It can be due to following diseases:

  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory disorders(poor blood circulation)
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hyperventilation
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack

Stroke & ischaemic attack are stress related.

So I advice you to don't take it lightly & go for a complete medical checkup to know the underlying disease & treatment accordingly.

The following tips will help you greatly:

1.Exercise to maintain muscle tone.

2.Attend a group support to diminish depression and other negative feelings.

3.Rest and practice a relaxation technique for improved energy level.

4.Avoid temperature extremes.

5. Meditation, massage & relaxing therapy will relieve the stress & improve blood circulation.


Take care.

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