Have cold feet, but in the literal sense? It’s wintertime and you may be dealing with chilly tootsies that require slippers on top of socks to stay warm. Or, perhaps you deal with cold feet year-round, and the nippy weather only deepens the chill.
Dr. Nicholas Pantaleo explains to Jessica Migala at Livestrong why your feet are the first part of your body to get cold.
“Cold feet can occur in winter when the body decreases blood flow to the area,” Nicholas Pantaleo, MD, internist and family medicine physician at Westmed Medical Group in Westchester, New York tells LIVESTRONG.com. “This is more common in colder months when the body tries to keep the rest of itself warm while decreasing heat loss through the feet.”