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Cold hands and feet may suggest that your body is having circulation problems. Colder temperatures have the tendency to make the blood vessels constrict, sending blood to more vital organs. This often leaves the extremities feeling chilled. If you are suffering from circulation issues and feel certain tingling and numbness, consider these four tips to help keep your body’s blood circulation moving to the hands and feet: exercise, stop smoking, massage, and eating a healthy diet free of processed foods.

Poor circulation in the feet can be extremely dangerous. If you are having difficulties with reduced circulation, see Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont will identify the cause of your decreased blood flow and help you get the care you need.  

Poor Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs can be 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.

Causes

Lack of 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 are over 50-years-old, have diabetes and/or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation. If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD, and it is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions.

Consult a podiatrist or doctor to help determine a regime that suits you.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/shared/npr/styles/placed_wide/nprshared/201407/327851772.jpgScientists at Sapienza University conducted a study with some rather delicious results. The university’s scientists discovered that polyphenols found in dark chocolate can increase blood flow. This increased blood flow happens to be quite beneficial for patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD).

 Half of the study’s subjects were provided 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate and the other half given 1.5 ounces of milk chocolate by researchers. Researchers observed the effects as patients walked on treadmills for a set period of time. The results showed that the group that had been given the dark chocolate was able to walk 11% farther and demonstrated improved circulation in their extremities.

Poor circulation in the feet is often very uncomfortable. If you are struggling with poor circulation, contact podiatrist Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discont can treat your foot and ankle needs.

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.

Causes

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, please feel free to contact our office located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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poor circulationDr. Nike Bello is a gynecologist and obstetrician at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. Dr. Bello states that it is common for women undergoing menopause to experience discomfort from conditions such as cold feet, hyperhidrosis, and insomnia. Dr. Bello states that many of these conditions are the result of the hormonal imbalances the body goes through at this stage.

Dr. Bello explained to the Daily Post, that slow circulation of the blood is typical during menopause due to the shifting hormone levels. Dr. Bello recommends taking short walks, exercising three hours before bed, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables during the day in order to warm up the feet.

Poor circulation in the feet can be troublesome. If you are experiencing poor foot circulation, contact Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can treat your foot and ankle needs.

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.

Causes

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to fit your needs.

Read more about Poor Circulation in the Feet.

Poor CirculationA study done by scientists at the University of Colorado suggests that the likelihood of heart attacks in people who suffer from peripheral arterial disease can be lowered by taking medication for high blood pressure. PAD is often seen as a precursor for heart attacks, since it indicates poor circulation in the blood vessels near the heart.

The study took 53 PAD patients and gave blood pressure-controlling drugs to 22 of them. Of the 31 that didn’t take the drug, 12 of them had heart attacks while the experiment was being conducted. Only three of the patients that did take the medicine had heart attacks. This data could greatly influence the kind of treatment prescribed to PAD patients in the future.

Poor circulation, especially in the feet, is often a symptom of a larger problem. If you have circulation problems, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can diagnose your problem and get you the care you need.

What is 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.

Causes

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

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Chandler, AZ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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