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Hypertension

Question
Posted by: John Smith | 2020/01/16

Q.

Numbness in right leg laying flat on back, tingling in right arm

Hey guys, I've been having this issue for the past few months: when I lay flat on my back in bed my right leg starts to go numb after 10-15 minutes. Now I'm getting occasional tingling feelings in my right arm. My right leg has some pain. I believe the issue started with my mattress which is too firm and I have not yet replaced. However I've added multiple layers of cushioning including a memory foam topper, sleeping pad, down comforter and other layers to make it cushy and the problem still persists. My friend recommended I start weight lifting more to add "padding" to help protect the nerves which I think is good advice. Is there anything else you guys can recommend? Thank you for any help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hypertension expert
- 2020/01/21

Sorry this question was referred to the hypertension specialist, and this is obviously got nothing to do with hypertension. You do not mention your body-mass-index, I would recommend reaching your ideal weight. 

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