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Some of my toes are always red/purple colored. My feet are always cold. What could this be caused by?

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In brief: Circulation

Cold blue toes are a circulation issue.
At your age, it is unlikely to be closing of the major arteries. More likely is raynaud's phenomenon. Cold or damp conditions will cause the nerves that control blood flow through the small vessels to the hands and feet to slow it. Keep them warm and dry. A glass of wine actually helps. If it persists, consider calcium blocker medication in cold weather.

In brief: Circulation

Cold blue toes are a circulation issue.
At your age, it is unlikely to be closing of the major arteries. More likely is raynaud's phenomenon. Cold or damp conditions will cause the nerves that control blood flow through the small vessels to the hands and feet to slow it. Keep them warm and dry. A glass of wine actually helps. If it persists, consider calcium blocker medication in cold weather.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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Dr. Mark Landry
Podiatry
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In brief: Raynaud's syndrome

Vasospasticity dof vessels, more prevalent in women.

In brief: Raynaud's syndrome

Vasospasticity dof vessels, more prevalent in women.
Dr. Mark Landry
Dr. Mark Landry
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Dr. Marc Feder
Podiatry

In brief: Poor Circulation

Need to be evaluated for a condition that may be raynaud's.

In brief: Poor Circulation

Need to be evaluated for a condition that may be raynaud's.
Dr. Marc Feder
Dr. Marc Feder
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