Poor Circulation Common during Menopause
It’s common for women going through menopause to experience uncomfortable issues like cold feet, hyperhidrosis, and insomnia. According to Dr. Nike Bello, a gynecologist and obstetrician from the University College Hospital in Ibadan, many of these conditions are the result of the hormonal imbalances the body goes through at this stage.
As she explains to the Daily Post, slow circulation of the blood is typical during menopause because of women’s changing hormone levels. To warm up the coldness in the feet that sometimes comes from this, Dr. Bello recommends taking short walks, exercising three hours before bed, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables during the day.
Poor circulation in the feet can be tricky to deal with. For professional assistance with this condition, consult with podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov will assess the level of blood flow in your feet and help you figure out what to do to increase it.
Poor Circulation in the Feet
Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. It usually restricts the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.
Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.
It can also cause:
-muscle pain -numbness in legs
-cramps -skin discoloration
-weakness -slower nail & hair growth
-stiffness -erectile dysfunction
Those who have diabetes and or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, or who are over 50.
If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD, and is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fort Lee, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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