Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?

January 24, 2010

  • Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?
  • Raynaud's disease

 Numbness - a type of sensory loss. This symptom occurs when nerve damage when on its way from skin receptors to the brain nerve impulse meets an obstacle. Also, numbness may be a sign of poor circulation, which develops due to the obstruction of the arteries.

 Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?

Occlusive vascular disease

The most common diseases in this group are:

  • Occlusive disease (disease Winiwarter - Burger)
  • Arteriosclerosis obliterans

Due to the fact that narrows the lumen of the arteries, reducing the amount of blood that flows through it to the tissues. Cells trapped in these conditions, do not get enough oxygen and nutrients.

Occlusive disease - a chronic inflammatory disease that affects small and medium-sized arteries. The disease occurs more often in men under the age of forty years. Hypothermia, smoking, minor injuries cause severe spasm of blood vessels and contribute to the development of endarteritis.

Symptoms of the disease:

  • Intermittent claudication. During the walk there are strong squeezing pain in the calf muscles. So they stopped, a person has to stop.
  • In the later stages pain becomes constant.
  • The feeling of pins and needles, numbness of lower extremities
  • Cold, pale foot
  • Dry skin and hair loss on the legs
  • The deformation of the nail plate

Obliterating atherosclerosis - a disease in which the inner lining of arteries deposited fat and cholesterol inclusions. Later formed atherosclerotic plaques, which are deposited on the fibrin clot, platelets and calcium salts. Against this background, in plaques blood circulation, they begin to crumble. Atherosclerosis affects large and medium arteries is more common in people older than 40 years. The significant narrowing of the blood vessels and plaques crumbling particles can lead to gangrene.

Signs of atherosclerotic lesions of the lower limbs:

  • Intermittent claudication, which is particularly enhanced when walking on stairs
  • Numbness in the feet
  • Increased sensitivity to cold feet
  • Leriche syndrome that develops in lesions of atherosclerotic iliac arteries and abdominal aorta. At the same pain when walking not only occur in the legs, but also in the muscles of the hips and waist.
  • Trophic disorders in the later stages of the disease. The skin takes on a stop purple-bluish hue, hair falls out in the legs, impaired growth of toenails.

Treatment of these diseases is aimed at restoring normal blood flow in the lower extremities. In the early stages, or with contraindications to surgery may conduct conservative therapy. When the severity of symptoms, surgical treatment.

 Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?


This is the common name of nerve damage. A common variant of this disease - polyneuritis (polyneuropathy). It is manifested by numbness, tingling, burning or pain in the fingers and toes, feet, hands. Neuropathy - a frequent symptom of systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 , rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
 , multiple sclerosis.

In diabetes glucose Glucose: The energy source  Glucose: The energy source
   elevated blood that lead to metabolic disorders throughout the body. Against the background of these changes in damaged nerve fibers and blood vessels that supply blood to them, and developing neuropathy. In rheumatoid arthritis, the deformation of the joint are pressed nerve that causes tunneling of neuropathies.

 Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?

Numbness in diseases of the spine

Osteochondrosis - one of the most common causes numbness in the extremities. It is a degenerative disease leads to deformation of the intervertebral disc, vertebral body, the appearance of marginal osteophytes (spikes). The latter can pinch or compress the nerve fibers, it leads to the appearance of pain or sensory disturbances. The most common pathological process affects the cervical and lumbar spine.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis:

  • Constant aching back
  • Numbness and aching limbs
  • Increased pain when lifting heavy objects, sharp movements
  • Headaches, dizziness, flashing "flies" before the eyes of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine

Intervertebral hernia - a complication of degenerative disc disease and one of the most complex diseases of the musculoskeletal system. A hernia is a protrusion of the intervertebral disc, which can compress the spinal cord and the adjacent nerve fibers. The disease is manifested by local pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the hands or feet.

 Numbness - a harmless signal or a sign of the terrible?

Transient ischemic attack and stroke

Transient ischemic attack - a type of temporary ischemic attacks. Symptoms of this attack is not stored more than one day. If you see signs of longer observed, then such a state is defined as ischemic stroke. Symptoms of these lesions will depend on the affected area of ​​the brain.

The most common symptoms of an ischemic stroke, Ischemic stroke - symptoms: what should pay attention  Ischemic stroke - symptoms: what should pay attention

  • Sudden headache, which may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting
  • Transient loss of consciousness
  • The sudden numbness of the face, arm, leg, usually on one side of the body
  • Suddenly appeared difficulty pronouncing words or disorders of perception of another's speech
  • The sharp decline of one or both eyes
  • Unsteadiness of gait, incoordination, dizziness

Stroke - a condition that requires immediate medical care.

If the numbness is permanent, accompanied by weakness, pain, loss of mobility and often repeated, make sure you need to consult a doctor. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can help prevent serious consequences of these diseases.

Mydocalm - tablets: will act in half an hour

September 23, 2011

 Mydocalm a drug, relaxing increased skeletal muscle tone. An abnormally high muscle tone, pain in the spine and joints is a protective reaction (protects against further injury), but at the same time, it contributes to increased pain.

 Mydocalm - tablets: will act in half an hour

How do the pills Mydocalm

Mydocalm tablets contain the active ingredient tolperisone, is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. After oral tablets are quickly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, and in half an hour - hour midokalma concentration in the blood reaches a maximum. Decomposed Mydocalmum Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms  Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms
   in the liver and excreted in the urine.

The mechanism of action is associated with the suppression of painful spinal reflex activity increased. Is suppressed as holding the central nervous system (CNS) nervous impulses along sensory nerves, and response of the central nervous system in the form of pulses on the motor nerves. Furthermore, it inhibited secretion of neurotransmitters - substances with which there is transmission of nerve excitation neuron to (neurons - are nerve cells).

After taking the pills Mydocalm restored to the state of cell membranes, which is important for intracellular metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 Because it is through the membrane to the cell receives the substances necessary for biochemical reactions.

Mydocalm has a small local anesthetic properties, suppressing the pain sensitivity of the peripheral nerves. Reduces the activity of the peripheral nervous system, which helps to relieve muscle spasm, and their rigidity (voltage, numb) and pain, improves the arbitrary motion.

Mydocalm may also slightly relax the smooth muscles of internal organs and blood vessels, partly block the formation of epinephrine (a neurotransmitter that is also able to cause a spasm of peripheral vessels). It is his property improves peripheral circulation.

 Mydocalm - tablets: will act in half an hour

To appoint Mydocalmum tablets and contraindications for its reception

Mydocalm tablets prescribed for the following diseases:

  • at paralyzes of central origin, which are accompanied by increased muscle tone, muscle spasms, persistent data (contraction) of the joints of the limbs and a violation of voluntary movements (eg, multiple sclerosis, consequences of acute ischemic attacks);
  • in diseases accompanied by spasm of smooth muscles of arteries and adjacent to them skeletal muscle, further compressing the arteries and blood circulation in them (peripheral arterial disease in atherosclerosis - occlusive disease, vascular disease in diabetes mellitus);
  • in violation of the innervation of the blood vessels of the autonomic nervous system;
  • at complications injuries and diseases of the central nervous system which are accompanied by movement disorders, such as muscle spasm; often these disorders occur against a background of long-term use of psychotropic drugs;
  • in disorders of movement of lymph through the lymph vessels and venous circulation, trophic ulcers of the lower leg, on the background of the problems of thrombosis and inflammation of the veins (thrombophlebitis);
  • spastic paralysis in childhood (Little's disease);
  • epilepsy;
  • in violation of the brain (encephalopathy) vascular origin.

Contraindications pills Mydocalm are individual intolerance of components, muscle weakness, children under one year, pregnancy and breast-feeding Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice

 Mydocalm - tablets: will act in half an hour

Side effects that may occur when taking tablets Mydocalm

When the pill Mydocalm may experience the following side effects:

  • from the gastrointestinal tract - nausea, sometimes vomiting, pain and discomfort in the abdomen;
  • the central nervous system - fatigue, sleepiness (especially in young children), muscle weakness, headaches;
  • the part of the circulatory system - lowering blood pressure;
  • Allergic reaction - skin rash (such as hives) and pruritus, angioedema, anaphylactic shock, bronchospasm.

When receiving Mydocalm not worth it to drive a car and do other jobs that require a high concentration of understanding and good coordination.

Action Mydocalm enhanced while prescribing drugs for general anesthesia, muscle relaxants peripherally acting psychotropic drugs Psychotropic drugs and their effect on the brain  Psychotropic drugs and their effect on the brain

Mydocalm is a drug that is usually prescribed in the complex therapy to relieve or reduce pain caused by skeletal muscle tension.

Galina Romanenko

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