Can menopause cause tingling in the face?

The “tingling” sensation can be felt anywhere on your skin, even your face.

One study found that the post-menopausal age group is at greater risk of peripheral neuropathy and determined that declining estrogen levels, as seen during the menopausal transition, critical in the development of the condition. [2]

Any type of neuropathy is a symptom of some other problem occurring in your body. There are multiple causes of peripheral neuropathy, including cancer, cancer treatments, diabetes, infections, poor circulation, or low vitamin B levels. If you have or may have any of these conditions it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to rule out any serious underlying problems that may be causing your tingling or electric shock sensations.

[2] Singh A, Asif N, Singh PN, Hossain MM. Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity In Postmenopausal Women with Peripheral Neuropathy. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Dec;10(12):CC13-CC16. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/23433.9004. Epub 2016 Dec 1. PMID: 28208850; PMCID: PMC5296423.

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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