One of the most common causes of cold feet is Peripheral Vascular Disease or PVD. It involves a blockage of the arteries in the extremities, thus preventing proper circulation of blood to the feet. PVD occurs when the over-consumption of fat and cholesterol leads to their build up in the arteries, thereby narrowing their passages. Plaque gets deposited in the lining of the arteries, and, soon, the circulation of blood suffers impediment. Thus, the lower extremities, where the blockage tends to be greatest, get cold very quickly, often regardless of the external temperature. Other than causing feet to get cold, PVD renders you vulnerable to injury and painful sores. Therefore, anyone with cold feet should investigate further to ascertain whether PVD might be the cause of it.
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