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A general practitioner reminds us that the feet are excellent indicators of our state of health. general.

It's time to pay more attention our feet! Walk barefoot, in flip-flops, à the beach… In the summer, our feet are more exposed to minor injuries. But good news, it's also the ideal time to take a closer look at them. Health The condition of the feet is too often neglected according to specialists. However, a general practitioner points out that they are excellent indicators of your state of health. general.

Doctor Ashrafi, questioned by the English newspaper Gloucestershire Live, deliveredé some advice and given important signs à to watch. According to him, one of the most telling signs is discoloration of the feet. Blue or purple feet don't just mean cold or a bad cold. They can also indicate poor circulation or cardiovascular problems.

Conversely, red feet can be the result of an allergic reaction, especially if this redness is accompanied by an allergic reaction. You may experience itching, swelling, or a rash. If you experience itching, symptoms of ;#39;a fungal infection of the feet, often caused by excess humidity. for example between the toes, are also à monitor.

A doctor is clear, these signs on the feet too often hide health problems

Numbness and tingling in the feet, often described as 'tingling', may appear common and benign for most people. But they can also indicate health problems. If these sensations persist, they may be a sign of diabetic neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that occurs in diabetic people. It is therefore advisable to consult a doctor if you experience these symptoms regularly.

Swelling of the feet is another important sign. In the case of a foot or ankle injury, edema, a swelling caused by fluid buildup in the body, can develop in the legs and feet. If left untreated, edema can lead to increasing pain and difficulty walking. Persistent swelling, accompanied by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue and a rapid or irregular heartbeat, can also be a sign of heart failure, warns the general practitioner.

Changes in the skin and toenails are also common. watch. Misshapen, thick, and yellow nails may suggest a fungal infection. This is most often easily resolved with antifungal treatments. Dry, cracked heels are often caused by long periods of standing on hard surfaces or wearing unsuitable shoes. ;eacute;quates. More rarely, these cracks can indicate hypothyroidism, i.e. underactivity of the body. of the thyroid gland.

Among the other signs à Monitor, abnormal pain in the feet for no apparent reason may be a sign of minor bone fractures or bone loss. Finally, one last little feature: &agrav; monitor according to podiatrists, the disappearance of hair on the toes, particularly on the big toe, may reflect a blood circulation problem or diabetes.

If in doubt, seek the advice of your general practitioner in the presence of a of these signs. A health professional will not only be able to reassure, but also diagnose and offer appropriate treatment. in the event of proven pathology. A precise diagnosis may also be proposed. by a podiatrist. Last advice, do not neglect your health. your feet and pamper them. They are good indicators of your state of health. Apart from any pathology, good foot hygiene, wearing shoes of quality and regular care helps protect our feet as much as possible.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116