Cold feet can be a cause of much discomfort for any individual. Often, it is not cold feet alone that are problematic but allied symptoms such as a tingling sensation or the skin turning blue. While, in some cases, cold feet may not be a serious cause for concern, the condition is symptomatic of an underlying health issue that needs to medical attention. Keep reading to learn about some possible causes of cold feet and consult your doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.
When the surrounding temperatures are lower than what you are accustomed to, it is natural for your feet to get cold. Medically referred to as cyanosis, this phenomenon occurs due to your body's natural response to unexpectedly low temperatures. Since blood flow to extremities is cut off to a direct supply, the skin may change blue. Although the color may alarm you, cyanosis is usually not a severe condition. As warmth returns to the feet, the color returns to normal. In some cases, just putting on a pair of socks may suffice while others might have to sit by a fireplace or source of heat.
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