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PODIATRIST DISCUSSES ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND THE FEET

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Atherosclerosis is a condition that causes fatty deposits in your arteries and prevents adequate blood flow to your feet, causing poor circulation. When enough warm blood doesn't flow to your feet, it can cause cold feet.

 

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Dr. Danielle DesPrés

  

"The arteries in your feet are the smallest, which means they are most likely to be affected first. When these arteries are blocked, you could experience cold and sometimes painful feet," says Danielle DesPrés, DPM, a Board certified foot and ankle surgeon and podiatrist in NYC on faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. According to Dr. DesPrés, risk factors for atherosclerosis include: Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and old age.

 

Source: MSN Lifestyle [10/31/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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