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What do they say about the health of your feet?

Before obvious symptoms appear indicating that something is wrong with our health, our feet, as well as other parts of our body, send out warning signals. It depends on our awareness and concern for health whether we will be able to notice them and react in time.

Signal 1 - dry skin on the feet.

Dry, flaky skin on the feet is a clear signal that we need to take a closer look at our hormonal balance and check if we are supplying the body with enough water. Do not forget that the daily fluid intake should oscillate between 2 and 3 liters of water. It should be noted that this is an individual matter, which depends on factors such as age, gender, level of physical activity and weather conditions. Improper skin care on the feet causes additional discomfort such as calluses, thickenings and cracks. Dry feet need constant hydration, so be sure to make friends with a urea or paraffin cream, regular baths and forego pumice, which is not an ally for dry skin on feet!

Signal 2 - edema.

Persistent swelling in the feet and ankles is clearly cause for concern. The causes of swelling can be found in poor hormonal balance, disorders of the thyroid gland or kidneys. The swelling may suggest that you have had thrombosis, which is a blood clot that forms in the veins and makes it difficult for blood to flow. Failure to react in case of progressive thrombosis is a direct threat to our life, therefore it is so important to react quickly in case of prolonged swelling of the feet.


Signal 3 - nail changes and skin irritation.

Changes in the nails, their yellowing, as well as itching and irritation of the epidermis of the feet are clear signs of the development of mycosis. There is an erythema on the skin, sometimes the skin peels, and even sores form. Hot, humid weather, being in the pool, or wearing tight, covered shoes - all of these factors increase the risk of athlete's foot. To accurately diagnose the disease, you should promptly contact a dermatologist - properly selected drugs or ointments are able to completely eliminate mycosis and relieve persistent itching.

Signal 4 - pale and cold feet.

Although it seems that the above symptoms are a certainty in determining poor blood circulation, pale and cold feet are also a sign of hypothyroidism problems. It can also be suspected in the case of very dry skin on the feet. Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes many different symptoms, so it's important not to underestimate any of the unusual signals we see in our bodies.


Signal 5 - calluses on the feet.

Few people know that back problems are visible on our…feet. They support the weight of our body, which in the case of curvatures of the spine is not evenly distributed on the feet. After several months or years of such stress, thickenings, ie calluses, form on the soles of the feet, which are often painful and do not look very good. Calluses are also a sign of improperly chosen shoes.

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