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Why do I get constantly cold feet with post polio syndrome?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cold Feet
Poliomyelitis causes neurological injury that can lead to a condition known as autonomic dysfunction in some people.
This condition can result in "instability" of the blood vessels which can precipitate constriction and cooling as blood flow diminishes. Additionally, direct injury to the nerves in the periphery can affect the cold/heat sensors and send erroneous information to the brain.

In brief: Cold Feet
Poliomyelitis causes neurological injury that can lead to a condition known as autonomic dysfunction in some people.
This condition can result in "instability" of the blood vessels which can precipitate constriction and cooling as blood flow diminishes. Additionally, direct injury to the nerves in the periphery can affect the cold/heat sensors and send erroneous information to the brain.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Do you have
Full function in the feet or are they paralyzed? If the latter, the blood is flowing properly due to the lack of muscle contraction if the muscle.

In brief: Do you have
Full function in the feet or are they paralyzed? If the latter, the blood is flowing properly due to the lack of muscle contraction if the muscle.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Some have cold feet
One can have cold hands and feet with Post Polio Syndrome along with other symptoms in some patients It is due to the effect on Central Nervous System that controls body temperature

In brief: Some have cold feet
One can have cold hands and feet with Post Polio Syndrome along with other symptoms in some patients It is due to the effect on Central Nervous System that controls body temperature
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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