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Why Are My Feet Blue
Smoker?: Given that you have copd, it is pretty safe to assume you are a smoker (or at least you have a history of heavy smoking). Nicotine causes the small blood vessels (capillaries and the like) to constrict. This is most obvious at the tips of the toes and fingers, which can begin to appear "dusky". This can lead to serious problems, such as dry gangrene. Must stop smoking, and see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema: Having both feet swollen is typically a sign of edema, resulting from relatively poor circulation (sometimes poor veins, rarely poor heart pumping) and the feet being dependent much of the day. Nutritional deficiency (low protein) and too much salt can worsen. Getting more exercise, elevating your feet during the day, can help. Depending on your age and health, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Without : Without more of a description, it's impossible to tell you why this is happening or give you meaningful advice. It could be anything as mundane as chronic venous insufficiency to the onset of gangrene. The best advice i can give you is to seek medical attention and find out whether this is serious or something you can live with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
Need exam: Swelling of the legs and feet can be caused by several things including biut not limited to venous insufficiency, dependant edema, independant edema, chf, various arthritic conditons, b/l gout, etc. Etc. Get an evaluation to assure you can get diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vascular related: The coloration in your feet and ankles can many times be related to bloodflow. In particular, if you keep your feet down, gravity tends to keep the blood in the are, the feet can sometimes swell, but they become discolored, in some instances - blotchy, red. Elevate your feet to see if the color changes. If so, then it's normal. But if you aren't sure, have your feet checked by podiatry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
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