What Your Feet Can Tell About Your Health

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Your body is a complex living system composed of many parts, with each one interconnected to the other. The function of one organ may be affected by another. This is the reason why your health condition may sometimes show signs on other parts of your body. Your foot is one of them. Here are some indications your feet can tell you about your health.

Constant  foot cramps

Foot cramps may happen now and then when the blood circulation may be blocked or you may have some nerve issues. But when you have frequent foot cramps, then it may be a sign of something else. It can be a result of a nutritional deficiency such as a lack of potassium, calcium or magnesium. It might also be a result of dehydration. Try to drink plenty of water, especially if you are doing some exercises to keep fit. Lack of water in the body can lead to muscle cramping.

Hairless feet and toes

Your toes may naturally have hair growing out at the base. While it may be quite bothersome when wearing sandals, the sudden disappearance of toe hairs may indicate a problem with your circulation. The sudden baldness may show that your feet are not getting enough blood flow in order to keep the hair on your toes. It might also indicate that your heart may not be strong enough to pump enough blood to the feet.

Cold feet

While getting cold feet can be due to the cold weather, it can also be caused by something else. If you notice that your feet are always cold to the touch, even when the weather is hot, it may be caused by a sluggish thyroid gland. You may be experiencing hypothyroidism especially if you also have unexplained weight gain, hair loss, and chronic fatigue.