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What vitamin deficiencies cause tingling hands and feet?

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Vitamins E, B1, B6, B12, and niacin are essential for healthy nerve function. A B12 deficiency, for example, can lead to pernicious anemia, an important cause of peripheral neuropathy. However, too much B6 also can cause tingling in the hands and feet.

From: Tingling in Hands and Feet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Paresthesia Information Page." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

JAMA Patient Page: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts." 

The Neuropathy Association: "Learn More About Peripheral Neuropathy" 

The Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Symptoms and Signs."

The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Peripheral Neuropathy."

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Mononeuropathy." 

The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Second Home Edition: "Polyneuropathy."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 17, 2016

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