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Why do I get constantly cold feet with post polio syndrome?

Why do I get constantly cold feet with post polio syndrome?

Neuropathy: The effects polio can have long term damage to the nerves. The nerves control sensation, muscle/motor, as well as the autonomic nervous system. Skin temperature is part of this. There may be a link to it because of a post-polio syndrome. Talk to you neurologist and you may want to see a podiatrist to have the foot examined as well. ...Read more

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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more

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I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst. Polio at the age of 16.

I have purple feet, almost black cold most of the time the right foot is the worst.  Polio at the age of 16.

Vascular?: It sounds like you may have severe vascular disease, and need to see a doctor to see what can be done. Purple, almost black, and cold insinuate critical limb ischemia to me. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
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How do you fix cold feet?

How do you fix cold feet?

Before anything else: The cause of your cold feet must be diagnosed. There can be several reasons for cold feet including poor circulation, peripheral neuropathy, vasospastic disease, and even some arthritic conditions can do this. Start by going to your pmd who will make a recommendation for you to see an appropriate specialist. Once we have a diagnosis, then we can find a suitable treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you always have cold feet?

Poor circulation: Cold feet are usually caused by poor circulation. Either from organic disease or functional vasospasm, like raynaud's syndrome. Being your stated age, you most likely have a variant of the latter. To be safe, go to a podiatric physician or vascular surgeon and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Drink lots of fluids
Once
Get plenty of rest
Once
Use a humidifier if desired
Once
See a doctor if your symptoms last longer than 10 days
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What causes cold feet?

What causes cold feet?

Cold feet: Very often it is caused by microvascular spasm. This is a condition called raynaud's disease when it exists alone or raynaud's phenomenon when it is caused by auto-immune conditions. It is caused by over-reactive adrenal glands and/or excitatory neurotransmitter dominance. ...Read more

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Having cold feet is a sign of what?

Having cold feet is a sign of what?

Cold feet: As already stated there are any number of causes . Getting an evaluation is the first best thing to do that will get you the help you need . ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Wash your hands to prevent spreading the cold to others
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Cough and sneeze into your sleeve to prevent spread of germs
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Get enough sleep
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I've started to wake up with cold feet which goes away after few hours or if i move around how come ! never had this before?

Cold feet: Recent cold feet is difficult to know. A 20yo usually is healthy. If you are sick or ill then this could be related to your sickness. Diabetes could be a cause or other illness. If you are experiencing only this may be will go away. Your cold feet can be related to an illness. ...Read more

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Infantile Paralysis (Definition)

Infantile paralysis is also known as Poliomyelitis. Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a ...Read more

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Cold Feet (Definition)

Cold feet are feet that feel cold in situations that would not normally cause a person's extremities to be cold. Poor circulation, or neurological ...Read more

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