Therapist Irina Eskova said that numbness in the arms or legs can lead to serious consequences or indicate pre-existing diseases. With frequent numbness of the limbs, Eskova advises contacting a specialist, as this may be a symptom of one of the serious diseases. "So, with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, with rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy develops - when the nerve roots suffer. It can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption. With neuropathy, both the upper and lower extremities are affected, and both extremities are affected," channel ". Other causes of numbness are diseases of the arterial vessels of the lower and upper extremities, such as obliterating endarteritis and Raynaud's disease. In addition, similar sensations, accompanied by back pain, can occur due to diseases of the spine: osteochondrosis, intervertebral hernia, narrowing of the spinal canal or a tumor. Another cause of numbness may be pressure or hypertensive crises. Earlier, the Russians were told when a cough requires an urgent visit to a doctor.