DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM : ACROPARAESTHESIA (ACROPARAESTHESIA) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Etiology. Nervous irritability, a pathological condition vasomotor function, which is often combined with hysterical reactions and often occurs in menopause; various endocrine-vegetative suffering. The disease can occur in individuals, the limbs of which are subjected to different thermal stress, moisture.
The pathogenesis of the disease is associated with periodically coming spasm of the peripheral branches of the arteries.
Symptoms. Periodically in the ends of the fingers appear paresthesias in the form of crawling, colotla, feeling cold. Sometimes there are pains, resembling a shooting pain at the spinal the "dryness". Objectively note the pale, blue skin and other vasomotor changes. Patients poorly tolerate fluctuations in temperature, especially cold.
You want to exclude:
First of all we should eliminate the etiologic factor. Physical methods of treatment: four-chamber baths, faradic current. If acroparaesthesia in the legs, you can apply hot baths (up to 40º). For many patients is an effective treatment quinine: within 2 - 3 weeks to give on the night of 0.5 sulphate of quinine. In endocrine-vegetative etiology appropriate treatment. Treatment of neurasthenia and other functional nervous disorders.