Three diseases that your feet can warn you about

Doctors can often tell by looking at a patient's nails if they have had lead poisoning or a vitamin deficiency in the past. Different lines appear on the nails, depending on the deficiency in question. If the patient is anemic, they will have brittle and brittle nails
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Ažurirano: 08.11.2017. 12:14h

"If you notice any changes in your feet, it may be time to see a doctor," warns Dr. Melissa Lockwood.

These are three symptoms that you can discover yourself, if you take a closer look at your feet.

Numb fingers

Do you sometimes lose feeling in your fingers or do your fingers turn completely white from the cold during the winter?

This could be a sign that you have a circulation problem or a vascular problem. If this is the case, you have no excessive reasons to worry, but it is not out of the question to check it with your doctor.

For prevention, wear gloves and warmer socks when you know you will be spending a long time in the cold.

Tingling in fingers

This is a more serious symptom, which may indicate diabetes. Patients who present with a feeling of numbness or tingling in their fingers are often diagnosed with diabetes, writes Womenshealthmag.

It can also be a sign of nerve damage in your extremities (peripheral neuropathy), which is caused by diabetes.

Brittle and brittle nails

Doctors can often tell by looking at a patient's nails if they have had lead poisoning or a vitamin deficiency in the past. Different lines appear on the nails, depending on the deficiency in question. If the patient is anemic, they will have brittle and brittle nails.

If you notice any strange changes in your feet, you may want to see a doctor. That way, you will get the right diagnosis and the doctor will refer you to a specialist, if necessary, reports klix.ba.

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