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   Cold feet
 
Definition:
Cold Feet
 
Medical terms related to cold feet :
Cold Feet
 
Common causes of cold feet: 
o Frostbite
o Hypothyroidism
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Peripheral Neuropathy (e.g. Diabetic neuropathy):
Damage to the peripheral nerves in which motor, sensory, or vasomotor nerve fibers may be affected and which is marked by muscle weakness, atrophy, pain, and numbness.
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Peripheral Vascular Disease:
Diseases affecting blood vessels outside of the heart and especially those vessels supplying the extremities( e.g. Raynaud's disease, Buerger's disease, atherosclerosis).

Other Causes of cold feet:
o Raynaud's Disease:
A vascular disorder that is marked by recurrent spasm of the capillaries and especially those of the fingers and toes upon exposure to cold, that is characterized by pallor, cyanosis, and redness in succession usually accompanied by pain, and in severe cases may progresses to local gangrene.

 

Call your doctor if cold feet is accompanied by: 
o Smoking
o Diabetes
o Cold intolerance
o Numbness

 
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o CBC(diff)
o Fasting blood sugar (FBS)
o Thyroid Function Tests (TFTs)
o Doppler sonography
   
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