Circulation Problems in Feet
The foot specialists classify the foot in to four major systems. They include orthopedic, vascular, neurological and dermatological. Vascular is also known as the circulation system and is further broken down in to the arterial blood which flows in the foot and also away from the foot.
The circulation that damages the feet is the peripheral circulation. This will be as a result of poor blood circulation in the foot. If there is no proper circulation, the feet will be damaged and be numb.
As people age, the circulation will be impaired. It will vary from one person to another based on their lifestyle and the activities that they indulge in. those people who smoke and have poor eating habits like smoking and a poor diet as well as those who suffer from diseases like hypertension and diabetes will have low circulation in the feet.
When the doctors examine the feet in the peripheral circulation, they will note texture color and loss of hair will mean there is no proper circulation in the feet. There are a number of reasons will result to poor circulation but one will need to have a balanced diet and have regular exercises’. Circulatory problems are caused by a number of reasons and will make one to feel pain in the feet. If the problem persists, one will be required to consult a doctor for more assistance.
At times, the ankles may appear to be beer in the morning but during the day, they will swell. This will be as a result of poor circulation. The feet can swell due to circulatory problems but if they continue to do so, one needs to seek medical attention. One of the most popular reasons of blood flow will be as a result of atherosclerosis which is simply known as arteries hardening. This is mainly caused when fat hides inside the walls of the arteries and prevent blood to flow freely in the foot. Thos will block the blood flow and the feet will be number and swollen and one will feel a sharp pain. A lot of people will ignore this condition and will come to realize it at a later stage. This condition occurs to men from 50 years and women who are over 60 years. It is estimated that at least 8 million Americans suffer from this condition. More than 50% of people who suffer from this disease known as Peripheral Arterial Disease usually do not know of its existence and it normally goes unnoticed. The major cause of this disease will be diabetes and hypertension, which prevent the major blood vessels from taking blood into the feet.
Hypertension will also damage the arteries in the feet over a period of time and will prevent the blood flow in the feet. There are also some anti-hypertensive drugs that will affect the feet greatly and make them to be in pain and swell and loose color.
There are a number of treatments for this condition but it will depend with the severity of the disease, the age of the person and other diseases that the patient suffers.
When writing this (August 2011), walking is the best treatment for this condition which is known as arteriosclerosis but if the case is mild. This method will work much better and faster than any oral medication. The best way will be to walk continuously for 30 minutes daily. You however need to have the permission from the doctor to do the walking every day. There are a lot of people who would love to take medicine than too do exercise. However, this will not be the real solution to the problem. Exercise is always regarded as the best cure since it will make the blood to flow naturally to the foot. When the foot is n a more server condition, exercise is not the solution to this. One will be required to have a bypass surgery or angioplasty.
One of the common causes of blood flow out of the foot will be as a result of varicose vein disorder. This condition is more common in women than men. The feet will be normal in the morning but will tend to swell throughout the day. The symptom will be feeling a prolonged pain that will be caused when one stands for a long period of time. Other symptoms will include scratching, cramps and a burning sensation. The most common cause will be due to obesity, increased humidity, and cyclic premenstrual period. A simple solution in the early will be the use of compression stockings. They need to be put on early in the morning before the feet start to swell. They may be uncomfortable but will go a long way in helping you to prevent the swelling.
Another simple way to reduce the varicose veins will be to apply apple cider vinegar. Use this solution on a piece of cloth and wrap it on the area that is affected for a period of thirty minutes. Once you do this twice a day, it will help in the flow of blood. The vinegar assists the varicose veins to be able to contract. One can also drink the solution with warm water after each wrapping session.
Another solution to the problem is brome lain. The pineapple has anti-inflammatory organs that prevent swelling of the varicose veins. This brome lain is also available in store and one needs to consume 500-1000mg after each meal.
Another remedy will be the use of Sclerotherapy. This procedure involves using a sclerosed injection which will prevent the vein from further enlargement.
If a case is server, one will need you use excision or venous ligation. If the condition is left unchecked for a long time, it will swell and it will be prone to more infections. This condition is referred to as venous stasis ulcer. Another condition that may result to this problem is the deep venous thrombosis which is mainly termed as a medical condition. This is when the blood clots on the vein of the leg. This will make the foot and the ankle to swell and one will feel lots of pain. This method will require immediate medical attention and anticoagulant to remove the blood clot. If the clot is not removed, it will break and cause pulmonary embolism which will result to a life threatening condition.
Another condition that is very common is the superficial phlebitis which has lower cause of complications. It is caused as a result of inflammation of the superficial veins on the foot. The signs and symptoms will include pain on the lower art of the leg and a lump will occur. The treatment to this is simple and will require an anti-inflammatory medication.
There are a lot of peripheral circulatory conditions that we have not highlighted but these are the most common one. Most of these conditions are best treated by qualified doctors and surgeons and patients are advised to keep off self medication and get the proper advice from the doctor.