Poor Circulation – Foot Scientific Store

Poor Circulation

 

The feeling of cold sensations with the feet can be caused by any number of conditions from poor circulation and disorders of the nervous system to cold exposure and thyroid conditions. In addition, smoking tobacco, obesity, improper diet, high blood pressure / high cholesterol, and diabetes can cause poor circulation and cold feet.

What causes Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

The feeling of cold sensations with the feet can be caused by any number of conditions from poor circulation and disorders of the nervous system to cold exposure and thyroid conditions. In addition, smoking tobacco, obesity, improper diet, high blood pressure / high cholesterol, and diabetes can cause poor circulation and cold feet.

How do I know if I have Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

What are the symptoms of Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

Numbness and the feeling that your feet are cold is a big first sign that your feet aren't getting enough blood flow.

How is Poor Circulation / Cold Feet diagnosed?

If you pinch your big toe with your fingers and the toe doesn't return to normal color within 3 seconds, you may have poor circulation. Monitor your cold feet continually. Chronic poor circulation can be symptom of a larger health issue.

What can I do from home for Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

What can I do to prevent Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

  • Eat a healthy low cholesterol diet
  • Avoid fatty foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise
  • Avoid Smoking
  • Control your blood pressure through an active lifestyle
  • If you are diabetic, it is important to control your diabetes properly

What treatments can I do from home for Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

  • Elevate your feet to increase the ease of blood flow
  • Wear thicker socks
  • Heat Pads

When should I see a doctor for Poor Circulation / Cold Feet?

If your feet are consistently cold or you have little to no feeling in your feet. Chronic poor circulation and cold feet can be caused by and lead to more serious illnesses.

Treatments your doctor may recommend for Poor Circulation / Cold Feet

Treatment varies by the consistency and the degree to which you suffer from cold feet due to poor circulation.