There are so many anti-smoking campaigns being spread by the media that we are all aware of the negative side effects it can have on our health.
However, did you know that smoking not only affects the lungs, heart and other internal organs, but that it also has a significant impact on your foot health?
Since our feet are located at the lower extremity of our bodies, they already have a relatively low blood flow compared to the rest of the body.
Did you know that smoking decreases your circulation?
It can lead to a condition called Peripheral Arterial Disease, which affects approximately 8 million Americans.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) causes plaque builds up in your arteries, often affecting the arteries that run down the length of your legs to your feet.
As the arteries become stiff and narrowed, blood has trouble reaching your feet.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you may feel leg pain while you’re walking around, and you may notice that sores or injuries on your feet heal poorly, if at all.
But in many cases, PAD doesn’t alert you with signs or symptoms.
Those who smoke are 4 times greater to develop this disease and typically develop the condition 1- years before non-smokers .
There are options to attempt to improve blood flow to the lower extremities, but if damage is too severe amputation may be necessary.
If you are seeking to quit smoking, talk to your Doctor about health ways to transition to a smoke-free lifestyle.
Yours in Good Health,
Trina Kincey ~ Integrative Health Coach ~ Owner of Get Real Wellness, LLC
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If you are experiencing issues with the bottom of your feet, then it is the job of a proper, removable insert to correct them.
Many people believe that it is the shoe that solves all, or most of, the problems for people with diabetes or significant foot problems, but that is not always the case.
High-quality inserts help offload the pressure on the bottom of the foot, creating a more stable balance and optimizing circulation.
Excitingly enough, we offer these inserts as a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to 3 sets of custom, heat-molded inserts.
DTF is here to help you achieve and maintain happier, healthier feet.
If you are having problems with your feet, please do not hesitate to reach out.
We know the difficulties people encounter when wearing improper, ill-fitting footwear, and we’ve made it our mission to remedy these problems.
We have a saying in our company, “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow all day long, with added support, more room and better balance than you’ve ever had before.”
Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | 909-215-1622
Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.