Dr. Nike Bello, an obstetrician and gynecologist from the University College Hospital in Ibadan, has given the Daily Post insightful explanations about the causes of some common conditions among women going through menopause. She states that issues like cold feet, insomnia, and hyperhidrosis are often the results of the body’s changing hormone compositions.
Poor circulation is a frequent problem in older women and can lead to the cold feet many menopausal individuals experience. According to Dr. Bello, this can be treated by going for short walks around one’s bedroom, eating a balanced diet, and exercising a little bit a few hours before going to sleep.
Seeing A Doctor for Poor Circulation in the Feet
Poor circulation in the feet is often very uncomfortable. If you are struggling with poor circulation, contact podiatrist Dr. Jack Gorman of Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers. Our doctor can identify the cause of your low blood flow and provide you with the care you need.
Poor Circulation in the Feet
Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. It usually restricts the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.
Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.
It can also cause:
-muscle pain -numbness in legs
-cramps -skin discoloration
-weakness -slower nail & hair growth
-stiffness -erectile dysfunction
Those who have diabetes and or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, or who are over 50.
If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD, and is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions
As always see a doctor as they will help try and fit a regime that suits you. A doctor will also prescribe you medication which will help for PAD.
If you have any questions, contact our office located in Warminster, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.