Tingling Extremities and Menopause
While not a common symptom of menopause and post-menopause, tingling extremities is an unsettling and unexpected symptom some women experience. This can affect any part of the body though it commonly affects the feet, legs, arms, and hands.
Tingling during menopause are usually the result of fluctuations in hormones. Fortunately, most cases of tingling extremities during menopause and post-menopause do not indicate that something more serious is going on.
About Tingling Extremities
Tingling, medically known as paresthesis, can occur at any time. In more mild cases, tingling extremities can come about after a certain body posture pinches a nerve or presses on an artery, causing a limb to temporarily “fall asleep.” In these cases, the tingling usually return to normal after compression is relieved.
Symptoms of Tingling Extremities
- Changes in sensation
- “Pins and needles”
- Prickling or burning sensations
- Numbness or reduced feeling
- Increased sensitivity
- Creepy crawling feeling
While tingling extremities are not usually cause for concern, these sensations can be a symptom of another condition.
Causes of Tingling Extremities
In most cases, tingling extremities experienced during menopause are the result of natural hormone fluctuations. Estrogen, one of the primary hormones in flux during menopause, has a complex effect on the central nervous system. When this hormone is thrown off balance during menopause, it can affect the nervous system, producing symptoms like tingling extremities.
While estrogen fluctuations are a prime cause of tingling extremities during menopause, other medical conditions can trigger tingling in the hands, feet, arms and legs.
Other Causes of Tingling Extremities
- Nerve injury (from neck or lower back injuries)
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated disc
- Vascular claudication, or lack of blood supply to an area
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Thyroid problems
- Electrolyte or vitamin
- Medication side effects
- Toxin exposure
Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms:
- Lifestyle Changes
- The Manna Menopause Support Supplement, with 100% natural phyto-estrogens.