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What Causes Cold Feet?

My dad is 97 and is complaining about cold feet when he goes to bed at night. The doctor he goes to won t give him a straight answer. I need help as what to tell my dad he should do. I have already told him to seek out another doctor, but of course that doctor must accept Wellcare. I don t want to advise him on any natural remedies such as wearing compression socks when going to bed out of fear something more serious is going on. Please advise ! Thanks !
Wed, 31 May 2017
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* Cold feet is related to poor circulation to the extremeties which may be
related to - micro calcification - atherosclerosis - peripheral vascular
disease - other reasons
* He needs evaluation in form of Doppler ultrasound of the lower limbs to
locate the cause , diagnosis & management of the same accordingly .
Hope this helps you .
Welcome for any further assistance .
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com & giving me an opportunity to assist
Wishing him fine health ahead.
Regards dear take care .
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General Surgeon Dr. Dr. Ivan Romich's  Response
Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can

These symptoms are indicating circulatory problems in legs which are common in this age and there may be present atherosclerosis that obstructs blood vessels and causes pain and blisters to form.

He should do Doppler ultrasound of the leg or CT angiography to rule out such obstructive changes and then it can be treated properly by medications or by surgical and radiological procedures.

ALso, he should have Aspirine 100mg and have elastic stockings applied, and should avoid cold environment and long walks. In most cases it can be managed with medications but sometimes surgery may be required in severe cases.

I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.
Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.
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What Causes Cold Feet?

Respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly . * Cold feet is related to poor circulation to the extremeties which may be related to - micro calcification - atherosclerosis - peripheral vascular disease - other reasons * He needs evaluation in form of Doppler ultrasound of the lower limbs to locate the cause , diagnosis & management of the same accordingly . Hope this helps you . Welcome for any further assistance . Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com & giving me an opportunity to assist Wishing him fine health ahead. Regards dear take care .