Menopause Likely to Cause Poor Foot Circulation

Menopause Likely to Cause Poor Foot Circulation

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.


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.

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