There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here.
The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here.
A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used.