Feet speak more about health than we can imagine. Here are 10 health problems that can be revealed by feet.
Lack of hairs on the toes
Although most of the fairer sex are happy of lack of hair on your toes, it may indicate problems in the circulation.
“The sudden loss of hair is a sign that your feet do not get enough blood to maintain hair growth. There is a possibility that the heart can not pump enough blood to your feet, so it would be good to see a doctor,” says Dr. Carolyn Mekalun, an American orthopedic surgeon.
Cramps in foot
Cramp in the feet is a common problem that may be a sign of nerve problems, but more often is an indicator of dehydration or malnutrition. Every day, especially if you exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and is a good idea to increase your intake of foods rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium.
“You will feel relief with a warm foot bath. It would be good that while your feet are in the water, stretch the toes in the direction of the nose,” advises the American orthopedist.
A sore that not want to heal
Sores on the feet that do not heal are pretty clear sign of diabetes. High blood sugar levels that are out of control for a long time can lead to nerve damage, which is why diabetics can be cut down, or injury, and that they do not feel any pain.
“Sore that will not heal can be a sign of skin cancer. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body, even between the toes.” says Dr. Mekalun.
Your feet are always cold
Hypothyroidism is the most common cause of cold feet that are impossible to get warm. If you have more than forty years, it is possible to have a “lazy” thyroid gland. This disease can cause and hair loss, dizziness, rapid growth, as well as depression. Simple blood tests may show whether your treatment.
“The rapid growth of the big toe that is red, irritated and swollen requires immediate medical attention,” says the doctor.
Typical causes of these events are gout, infection, arthritis, or may be or other physical injury.
Numb fingers or parts of the feet
Numbness in both feet is often a sign of diabetes, chronic alcoholism or the side effects of chemotherapy. But if you feel numbness in one foot, it is possible to cause a pinched nerve in the foot, article, or back, which in turn can be caused by wearing improper footwear.
The bony bump on the joint at the beginning of the big toe is not the result of wearing uncomfortable shoes. On the contrary, it is a genetic deformity of the foot that may be worse by wearing inappropriate footwear. The only way to fix unpleasant bunions is operation.
Plantar fasitis or overuse syndrome is the most common cause of severe pain in the heel. It usually occurs when you get up from bed, or you get up from a chair. It can get worse if you are wearing improper footwear.
Flaking or itching foot
Do you feel itching, and your skin is peeling, you probably have a yeast infection. It can be cured appropriate with antifungal cream and maintaining regular hygiene of the feet. The cause uncomfortable itching can be skin diseases such as psoriasis, which can be determined by examination by a dermatologist.
Change the color of the toenail is sometimes a sign of aging, and if it is accompanied by a “scrolling” of the nail, and (or) avid fragility suggests the occurrence of a fungal infection that is treated with the appropriate cream.