2006-12-20 00:00:00

Cold Feet?

You don’t have to be getting married or making a commitment to get cold feet - some people have cold feet year-round. Often this is simply due to cold weather or exposed feet and toes, but some people experience cold feet even when the weather is warm.

If you tend to get cold feet, discuss your symptoms with your doctor to rule out any underlying medical conditions. Circulatory disorders, anemia, diabetes and Raynaud’s disease (a circulatory problem in which the hands and feet have hypersensitivity to the cold) may be to blame, and should be addressed if theyare determined to be the cause. If no medical condition is found, try the following - each can help to prevent or lessen your cold-feet symptoms:

  • Sprinkle a small amount of ground cayenne pepper in your socks and shoes.
  • Make time to get regular physical exercise to improve your circulation.
  • Quit smoking: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, disturbing normal circulation.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and not too tight in order to avoid restricted circulation.
  • Don’t forget the most obvious solution: A relaxing foot soak in warm (not hot) water followed by a pair of warm socks!
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