Hands & Feet Numbness
Narrowing of blood vessels is part of the aging process. Since the blood vessels in the hands & feet are some of the tiniest, chances of them being blocked is higher compared to the rest of the body. The numbness is worse when the weather is cold, since the blood vessels constrict further.
When the blood vessels are blocked, oxygen & nutrients cannot be transported, causing the tissue & nerves in the area to suffer & die. When the nerves are affected, numbness & tingling sensation will start.
In a Diabetic patient, the narrowing process is accelerated, especially when the blood sugar control is poor. A patient usually starts experiencing hands & feet numbness within 5 years of being diagnosed as a Diabetic.
Do not underestimate the morbidity of numbness, as this is how the amputation of the leg usually starts. Patients with numbness eventually “loss” their sensation, acquire Diabetic foot ulcers that are difficult to recover, and end up with gangrene and finally, amputation. This is also why Diabetics are 40 times more likely to have a leg amputated.
The commonest treatment for numbness in the mainstream medicine is by prescribing the ‘Nerve Vitamin’, which is widely known as ‘Neurobion’. Neurobion is a combination of Vitamin B1, B6 & B12. For those who are taking this for their numbness, you will know how effective is this medicine towards the management of your numbness.
According to MIMS Malaysia, treatment results of Neuropathic Pain are often disappointing and the side effects of medications may be significant.
At SweetLife, using proven & advance technology imported from the US, blood circulation is being stimulated at the site of numbness. By improving the blood flow, nerves & tissue are revitalized, reducing the numbness for good. A clinical study carried out at angers Hospital University (France) showed a significant increase of arterial inflow in patients during stimulation. None of the patients reported contraction-induced pain in the leg