Have you noticed now that the temperatures have dropped that your feet feel cold? Or, maybe you’ve always suffered from cold feet. Cold feet can affect anyone, of any age, from all walks of life. Cold feet can be a sporadic occurrence or be present all the time. The condition can be caused by a drop in the surrounding temperature, or it could be a symptom of a more serious medical condition. Whatever the reason, cold feet shouldn’t be ignored.
Cold Feet due to Colder Weather
The most obvious reason why you may have cold feet is due to a drop in the temperature. When the temperature gets colder, your body typically responds by shutting off blood flow to your extremities (in other words, your feet and legs, and your hands and arms). Your body does this to keep the center of your body (including your vital organs) warm. Once blood flow is restricted, your feet tend to lose heat more quickly since they don’t have any major muscles to produce heat. And your feet are more likely to be in contact with colder surfaces that can cool down their temperature.
Cold Feet due to Medical Conditions
Some common medical problems that can cause cold feet include:
- Poor Circulation. When your blood flow is decreased, your feet and toes can become cold because they’re not getting enough blood to keep them warm. Poor circulation can be caused by various health issues like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, high blood pressure and smoking. One of the main causes is atherosclerosis, which is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. When you have atherosclerosis, cholesterol plaque builds up in your arteries, slowly blocking them and reducing blood flow. Peripheral vascular disease (also called peripheral artery disease) is caused by atherosclerosis. Peripheral vascular disease refers to the blockage of the blood supply to the arteries supplying blood to your internal organs, arms and legs. If you suspect you have peripheral vascular disease, see your doctor. This disease can led to sores that don’t heal, ulcers, gangrene, infections and other injuries to your legs and feet.
- Reynaud’s Phenomenon. More common in women, Reynaud’s Phenomenon is a vascular condition that causes the blood vessels in your toes (or fingers) to spasm and narrow when they’re exposed to cold weather, anxiety or stress. However, narrowing can happen without an obvious cause. Once your blood vessels narrow, your toes become cold. Additionally, your skin may turn pale or blue before reddening. And your toes may tingle or feel numb.
- Hypothyroidism. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. If your thyroid is not functioning correctly and not secreting enough hormones, your metabolism may slow. This condition is known as hypothyroidism. One symptom of hypothyroidism is sensitivity to cold.
Other medical conditions that can cause cold feet are acrocyanosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and anorexia nervosa. Additionally, cold feet can be a side effect from certain medications like beta-blockers.
If you suffer from cold feet, consult with your doctor immediately to make sure your cold feet aren’t caused by a decrease in blood circulation or another medical condition.
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