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Diabetic Foot CareScientists at the University of Colorado have conducted a study that shows that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can reduce their risk of heart attacks by taking drugs that lower their blood pressure.

The study involved a total of 53 people with PAD, who normally have a higher chance of getting heart attacks than others due to poor circulation. A control group of 31 PAD patients weren’t given any medicine, while the other 22 were asked to take drugs to lower their blood pressure. Of the control group, 12 participants had heart attacks during the time of the study, while in the other group only 3 did. This could indicate new directions in treatment for heart disease patients.

If you’re having problems with circulation in your feet, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali can analyze your condition and provide you with the best care possible.

What is Poor Circulation in the Feet?

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. It usually restricts the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.

Causes

Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.

It can also cause:

-muscle pain   
-numbness in legs
-cramps           
-skin discoloration
-weakness       
-slower nail & hair growth
-stiffness        
-erectile dysfunction

Those who have diabetes and or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, or who are over 50.

If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD, and is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions

As always see a doctor as they will help try and fit a regime that suits you.

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