Posts tagged circulation
A Case of Cold Feet

Now that we are approaching Winter with our first Nor'easter behind us, keeping warm in the chilly weather is a number one priority. So we pull out our boots, our fuzzy socks, coats, gloves, and scarves to bundle up every time we step out. However, it is likely that you are still familiar with the expression, "having cold feet." In this case, not in reference to a case of the nervous jitters before a big decision, but to actually having cold feet. Besides the dropping temperatures outside, there are a multitude of underlying causes that may be afoot when an extra pair of socks just isn't enough.

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All About Cold Feet

When was the last time someone told you she had “cold feet” about doing something– getting married, going skiing, having a baby? “Having cold feet” means having a case of nervous jitters. And nerves are one of the keys to the problem of icy cold feet.

Why are your feet always so cold?

Your feet get cold because your warm blood isn’t circulating properly through the veins and arteries into your legs and out to your toes. Normally, the skin temperature down there should range between 75 and 90 degrees F. If it drops below 65 degrees, you’ve got a problem with your vascular, or circulatory, system. Your arteries, the smaller-sized blood vessels called arterioles, and your veins aren’t letting enough blood through.

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