Your feet can be helpful in warning you if you have any health problems.
“My husband, like most men, always has a high body temperature in his hands, his face, his arms, legs, torso, everything except his feet. In spring, which is supposed to be the season of the year when the heat cannot be borne, he sweats as if he were bathing but his feet must be covered by two pairs of socks since they are cold all the time. In winter you get to put the double to cover yourself from the cold. They have already recommended him to do various things but nothing works and we have no idea what could cause this, “a friend told me.
Having cold feet every day can be due to a neurological problem, they assure from the College of Podiatrists of the Valencian Community (ICOPCV), so it is necessary to give due attention to this problem and go to a doctor as soon as possible. possible. Among the possible causes of having frozen feet we can mention the following:
1. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
This consists of the accumulation of fat and cholesterol (called plaque) obstructing the walls of the arteries that send blood to the arms and legs, which can cause pain or numbness due to the decrease in blood flow. People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. To reverse the effects it is advisable to exercise, diet and stop using tobacco.
2. Buerguer disease
It causes obstruction in the blood vessels that are blocked by blood clots in the hands and feet mainly. This disease can cause pain and tissue damage. There is no cure but it can be controlled by having an active physical activity, stop consuming any product that has nicotine and avoid cold temperatures.
3. Reynaud’s disease
It is a condition caused by cold or stress that causes vascular spasms, that is, a vascular narrowing that blocks the pumping of blood to the feet and hands, nose, mouth and ears. People who suffer from it are more sensitive to low temperatures. It is recommended not to consume caffeine, to stop smoking, and to discontinue medications that affect the blood vessels.
4. Slow basal metabolism
Basal metabolism is the amount of energy your body gets from food eaten each day. If you don’t burn the amount of fat your body requires then you have a slow basal metabolic rate, which can also lead to overweight and obesity if proper precautions are not taken. To increase your metabolism you need to exercise, eat five to six meals a day and eat in a balanced way. Do not forget to go to the doctor to prescribe it according to your case.
Having cold feet in winter season or when you are going to catch a cold is logical, but when it is already a constant temperature you should pay special attention because it can be a symptom of some disease. For this reason, it is important not to take lightly anything that is strange in your body, it is only a matter of knowing how to listen.