If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the feet can offer a view of overall health, say experts. “Your feet reveal many health conditions,” says Oliver Zong, DPM, a New York-based podiatrist. From thyroid issues to heart problems, your feet can reflect the inner workings of your body.
|Dr. Oliver Zong
Here’s how: Cold feet: If your feet are always cold, it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid, especially if you also have dry skin and hair, and fatigue. Another possibility: Raynaud’s disease, which can signal lupus or rheumatoid arthritis as an underlying cause, says Dr. Zong. Unexplained numbness: In rare cases, numb or tingling feet can be a sign of multiple sclerosis, nerve damage, fibromyalgia, or diabetes, Zong tells Newsmax Health.
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