Watch your feet! Here are 10 signs that may indicate a health problem


Even if your feet are the part of the body farthest from the heart, they are the first to indicate health problems, as long as you regularly review and monitor their appearance. Here are 10 signs to watch on your feet that show that something’s wrong in your body.

Sign 1: A lack of hair on toes

While most women prefer hairless toes for aesthetic reasons, a lack of hair may indicate a health problem such as poor circulation, for example. According to Dr. Carolyn Mekalun, orthopedic surgeon, the sudden loss of hair is a sign that the blood flow to the legs is not enough to support hair growth. It is possible that the heart does not pump enough blood to the feet, then you must consult a doctor to check your health.

Sign 2: Spasms feet

Have spasms in the feet is a very common health problem that can be linked to several disorders: a neurological disorder, dehydration or malnutrition. Every day you should drink plenty of water, especially if you exercise, focus and potassium foods rich in magnesium and calcium to prevent such recording simultaneously immediate relief, Dr. Carolyn Mekalun recommend a foot bath warm while stretching in the water with your toes.

Sign 3: foot sores that do not heal

If you have sores on your feet that do not heal, it is probably a sign of diabetes. Indeed, high sugar levels in the blood unattended for a long period, can cause lesions in the lower limbs, injuries, without the person does not feel pain. People with diabetes should monitor daily damage that may occur such as fungal infections or sores on the feet.

A wound that does not heal can also be a skin cancer symptom. Indeed, melanoma can appear on any part of the body, even between the toes. If you see a dermatologist, it will examine your body and also observe your feet very carefully, said Dr. Carolyn Mekalun even between the toes.

Sign 4: Cold feet

Hypothyroidism is the most common medical condition causing cold feet when nothing can warm them. If you have more than forty years, it is possible that you have a disorder of the thyroid gland. This disease can also cause hair loss, dizziness, rapid weight gain, depressive disorders, etc. You can check your thyroid function with a simple blood test. If hypothyroidism is confirmed, your doctor will prescribe appropriate treatment.

Sign 5: A growth (abnormal) of the big toe

If you see a rapid increase in the size of your big toe, his appearance changes and becomes red, swollen or irritated, it requires medical attention immédiate.Les most common causes related to this anomaly are the following diseases: gout, infection, arthritis or a physical injury.

Sign 6: numbness of the toes or feet

Numbness felt in both feet is usually a sign of diabetes, a consequence of chronic alcoholism or the side effect of chemotherapy. But if you experience numbness in one foot, this symptom can be related to a pinched nerve in LEDOS or foot (wearing improper shoes). In this case, taking pain medication is needed.

Sign 7: Hallux valgus

The bony bump that appears on the big toe is not always related to wearing high heels, despite what everyone thinks. Rather, it is a genetic disorder of the foot which can be compounded by improper wearing shoes. This deformation of the foot is often accompanied by an onion, due to a deviation of the first metatarsal and the big toe. This anomaly sometimes requires surgery.

Sign 8: heel pain

Plantar fasciitis is caused by stretching or rupture of the plantar fascia, the fibrous membrane that runs from the heel bone to the base of the toes. It generates a very intense heel pain, pain that usually occurs when you get up from bed or when you get up from a chair. It can get worse if you wear inappropriate footwear or if you are a sustained physical activity. In fact, athletes are most affected by this type of condition to walk.

Sign 9: flaking and itchy feet

If you experience itching in the feet and the skin peels becoming scaly, you are probably suffering from a yeast infection (fungal infection caused by the Candida fungus). This can be effectively cured with an antifungal cream and through good hygiene of your feet. The other cause itching of these may be linked to psoriasis, a skin condition that only a dermatologist can diagnose.

Sign 10: The yellow nails

Yellow nails are often interpreted as a sign of aging, especially if they are accompanied by peeling or rupture of the nail. Yellow nail but may also be a sign of fungal infection that can be easily treated with a suitable cream. In addition, women who regularly varnish their nails generally have yellow nails.


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