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What You Have Cold Feet After Getting Stents Put In My Arteries
I'm taking ultrasound because of cold feet. Do I have to check arteries or arteries and veins? Can any internist do it? Some are more expensive.
If the concern is for vascular disease causing reduced flow to the legs and feet, the problem to evaluate is arterial flow toward the extremities. Vein assessment for this would not be helpful.
Typically any physician (such as an internist) can refer to radiology/vascular medicine for a study.
Another test consideration for lower extremity would be an ankle:brachial index (ABI). ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
I read a CBS article that a cold foot can be a symptom of a DVT. Is this true or incorrect? I was under impression coldness only applies to arteries.
You're right.: I'd say the article is wrong and you are correct. What is CBS? The TV network? ...Read more
I get cold feet at a night and ii'm scared of developing ulcers. Any tips or advice on dealing with this?
Little to no chance: Cold feet at night is mostly a nerve response. It is common for normal healthy people to get cold feet. Your body is going to rest mode and is diverting the blood away from your feet. Ulcers are from pressure points, poor arterial circulation (rest pain or can't walk a certain distance due to pain) or venous usually in the inside ankle due to swelling. ...Read more
Why?: There are many reasons for cold feet. Some people have a tendency to get cold feet when a relationship reaches a certain point (anxiety about being "trapped"...Or realizing that the other person isn't perfect), in which case you should try to understand that and not assume she is the cause. Or there may be some specific cause (she is too quiet, or too loud, or?). Talk to her. ...Read more
Seems normal: Everybody is different. The back is a normal place to be sweaty (it can't breathe when we're sitting in a chair or lying down). Hands and feet are commonly a little cold because they're further away from the center of the body. ...Read more
I was just wondering if someone could help layely been suffering from damp cold feet no matter what I do soon as I put shies on within minute its damp?
Hyperhydrosis: You are suffering from hyperhydrosis, a condition of excess sweating. This is not uncommon and can be easily treated by using common antiperspirant on your feet. The reason your feet feel cool is that the process of sweating lowers body temperature. ...Read more
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
Whenever I get cold feet, they look weird and sort of blotchy, could it be caused by poor circulation?
Cold feet: It is possible but it could also be raynaud's which an aberrant response to cold. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
I get very cold feet and even if I try to warm them up with sock and blankets they don't and they also turn a flesh white color why?
Get evaluated: Several things could be going on. Cold feet can be a result of poor blood flow. This can cause pain in an extremity. Another possibility is nerve damage which could cause you to believe your foot is cold. Finally, the pain and cold symptoms may be unrelated. Either way, an evaluation by your primary care physician would be a good place to start. ...Read more
I get cold feet and numb fingers each time I sit down. Also feels like someone choking me. Gives me light headness when I stand up. What could this b?
Anytime I try to sleep, I either sweat excessively or get cold feet and hands, and it's affecting my sleep, what do I do?
What can I do if my whole body gets cold when my ears get cold, feet, hands etc what's this supposed to mean?
Your body's response: This is merely my opinion! I believe that your body seems to have a thermostat that is most sensitive and responsive in the ears. Your body temperature is regulated by either opening or closing the circulation to your fingers and toes. (cooling your inner body temperature (core temperature) is always natures priority. This can be significant if your extremities are feeling pain or turning blue. ...Read more
Super cold feet and hands 11w3d pregnant taking hot showers. Hands get red but no other body part does. Don't feel overheated. Is my baby safe? ?
Red: Were you exposed to cold? The response sounds like raynaud's. Dressing appropriately for any exposure to cold is key if it is raynauds. See your podiatrist for help and /or family doc. ...Read more
I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Yes, get 2nd opinion: You should definitely seek a second opinion from an internist or endocrinologist. Perhaps you need more extensive testing for thyroid disease. It is also possible that you have more than one disease process occurring at one time. ...Read more
After renal artery stenting how long should I be off work? I work 12 hr days as a nurse, on my feet 90% of the day. I have >70% bilateral stenosis
Radiologist: If all went wall this should be a very short convalesence but the invasive radiologist who performed the procedure or your vascular surgeon are best qualified to answer your question.. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, CRPS can be associated with temperature changes in the affected extremity; usually the limb is cooler than the other side. CRPS is a condition which can affect the sympathetic nervous system, which causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels leading to decrease in blood flow and a lower temperature on the affected side. ...Read more
Skin temperature anomalies are a part of the syndrome. Please consult this site for more information in this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20022844 ...Read more
Other cause possible: Raynaud's phenomenon is a well known cause of cold hands and feet due to spasm of blood vessels supplying blood to the hands or feet. Other conditions can decrease blood flow to the extremities, leading to cold hands and feet. A primary care doctor can evaluate for anemia, peripheral artery disease, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, smoking (nicotine), drug side effects, etc... ...Read more
Possible: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Cold feet especially during the night, started a few days ago. It's usually warm in my room and I always wear socks. What could be wrong?
What causes cold feet? I experienced the same even when my body was warm and now experiencing pain and swelling of feet. Also how can it be treated?
Need evaluation: The coldness may have nothing to do with your problem. You should make an appointment with a local podiatrist for evaluation and initial treatment ...Read more
Unlikely: I would doubt that this would be an initial presenting symptom. But all abnormal sensations should be evaluated. ...Read more
28yoF. [email protected] 15mnths PP, Lactating. Cold feet FHxHypoT4."Norm." [email protected] All HYPOT4/pcos symptoms. Not sure what 2 do. Thanks?
Well: See Endocrinolgist or ObGyn for diagnosis and treatment. An ultrasound can help diagnose ...Read more
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