Q. Why do I feel weakness in the left side of the body compared to the right side?

Answered by
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 04, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a 33-year-old male suffering from weak nerves and tickling sensations in the left side of the head, hand, and leg. My head feels heavy, and I also suffer from migraine and muscle weakness. I have a dust allergy and knee pain, also. My main problem is that the left side of my body feels weak compared to the right side. Kindly suggest.



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Your symptoms could be related to an allergic reaction or a metabolic disorder. But the fact that you feel weakness in the left side of the body could be related to a brain lesion or malformation. For this reason, I recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Other tests to consider would be a complete blood count for anemia, thyroid hormone levels for thyroid gland dysfunction, and vitamin D levels for possible deficiency. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

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