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Why Do My Feet Turn Purple When Cold
I have Joint Hypermobility Synd. My feet turn purple when I sit or if I'm standing too long. Doc said Raynaud's but I thought that happens when cold.?
Further eval needed: Raynauds syndrome is a vascular response , in which, there is constriction of blood vessel, as a response to certain stimuli, not only cold exposure, but also, certain chemical and or sustained vibration,among other things. It could occur as an isolated finding or associated to an underlying connective tissue disorder. Joint hyper mobility or laxity of joints bears no relationship to Raynauds ...Read more
28f I have ist , triglycerides are high 207 my feet turn purple if i sit or stand not on any medication. Should i be concerned? All my drs know
Raynaud's disease: Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. Women are more likely to have raynaud's disease. It's also mor. ...Read more
Misinterpret: You misinterpret the color of your feet for "poor circulation". Poor circulation means inadequate arterial supply (blood rich in oxygen). Your feet turn purple when venous blood pools (blood low on oxygen, returning to the heart/lungs). Pooling occurs normally due to gravity and position. Obesity can be a factor for some people. I'll bet if U elevate your legs, the purple color will disappear! ...Read more
My feet turn purple when I sit down or have my knees to my chest. My toes will even go white. Should I get this checked out?
Yes, this sounds-: -like Raynaud's symptoms. An internist is a good place to start. ...Read more
When sitting or standing my feet turn purple & grayish sometimes. No pain. Lack of circulation? Or something else? What can I do to help this?
Even though I'm losing weight my legs swell badly and my feet turn purple. Recently the palms of my hands turned purple too. Worry?
Acrocyanosis: Being cold causes vasoconstriction (tightening down) of the blood vessels in the periphery. This is called acrocyanosis. Hands and feet (and lips too) turning blue is usually from this and rarely a sign of heart disease, but you can check the tongue and inside of the mouth -- if these parts are pink when the hands/feet/lips are blue, then it is unlikely to be related to the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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