Tingling in the legs should always be taken very seriously, this is due to the fact that the lower limbs are a very important indicator of heart health. Numbness and a pins and needles felling should always be viewed as a sign of other possible health complications. Tingling in the legs are often related to poor health in the arteries and nerves of the lower limb. In this post we will address the way in which lower limb complications may be indicative of other health problems.
Diabetics often ignore the lower limb troubles which are associated with their high blood sugar. High blood sugar breaks down the inner lining of the arteries, and causes an increased build up of plaque; it is artery blockage which is at the root of most lower limb problems. Those who do not have diabetes but are experiencing trouble in the legs should be aware that this can be a signal of cardiovascular complications.
Today, it is not uncommon to see people in their early 40’s who are exhibiting significant blockage in the arteries of the legs and heart. Constant tingling in the legs can be a sign of heart troubles.
What is most significant is the fact that a person can be of an average weight, with a good cholesterol and still have artery blockage.
It should be noted that the “tingle feeling” could also be an indication of nerve damage in the lower limbs. Be aware that nerve fiber ending can erode leading to a numb or tingle in the lower limb. The most significant factor which causes this the erosion is being overweight, diabetic, or having high blood pressure. As noted earlier thin people can still have undetected artery blockage.
We would like to make it clear that any constant tingling in the legs, can always be an indication of coming heart troubles.
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