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What Organs Are Affected by Your Feet? New York, NY
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Changes in your feet’s skin, nails or how they feel can be the first indication of a potentially life-threatening illness. For example, nerve troubles first impact your feet because they are farthest from your heart and spine.

The fact that our bodies prioritize the blood flow to the brain and internal organs over the extremities makes it even more important never to disregard our feet. If the body is paying more attention to internal organs and something is wrong, and your feet will show it.

Absence of Hair on the Foot and Toes

Hair on your toes is a good sign, even though it might be annoying when you want to wear sandals. Sudden baldness may indicate that your feet do not receive enough blood to support hair growth. Your doctor will check your feet for a pulse, another sign that your heart is not pumping enough blood to your extremities, and you need to have your heart examined.

A Wound That Will Not Heal

A wound that does not heal could be an indication of skin cancer. Since melanomas can develop anywhere on the body, even in the spaces between the toes, it is essential to check this area of your body every time you examine your skin.

Signs of diabetes include persistent wounds. When blood sugar levels are not managed, nerve damage can occur all the way down to the feet, making it impossible for the person to feel pain from cuts, scrapes or other injuries. Also, amputation may be necessary in extreme circumstances if it gets infected.

Constantly Chilly Feet

Common reasons for cold feet include hypothyroidism and diabetes. Furthermore, if you are over 40, you may unknowingly have a sluggish thyroid. Hypothyroidism can also cause hair loss, feeling tired, gaining weight without trying and feeling sad. So warm your toes again by visiting your doctor for a blood test.

Are Your Feet Feeling Different Than They Should?

Take care of your entire body by examining your feet and ankles as soon as you notice something out of the ordinary. Visit Dr. Mogul for a foot examination to rule out health problems and return your feet to good health. Please call our office immediately to set up an appointment with the most in-demand foot surgeon in New York City. This move will get you one step closer to being able to walk comfortably again.

Posted on behalf of Stuart J. Mogul DPM, FACFAS

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New York, NY 10128

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