Posts tagged circulatory disorders
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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