I recently corresponded with a woman who’s husband had just out of the blue developed cold feet and was also starting to suffer from restless legs as well. She wanted to know if they were related. Not being a doctor I couldn’t say definitively that they were, but reading from the list of problems that are caused when our hormones are out of sync, I felt that low thyroid could be one of the underlying causes.Cold feet and restless legs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, that is until I discovered Bio-identical Hormones. Since I have been on Bio-identical Hormones I very seldom get cold feet and my RLS has greatly diminished. The reason for that is my thyroid is now balanced. Common symptoms of having a low thyroid are: inability to lose weight (despite dieting and exercising), cold hands and feet, dry skin, mild depression, chronic tiredness (despite plenty of sleep), constipation, brittle finger nails, hair coming out when brushing, forgetfulness, mood swings, irritability and anxiety, to name a few. If you or someone you know is also suffering from these symptoms, maybe you should have your thyroid checked. If that isn’t the problem then the other possibility could be problems with your circulation. I have always felt that poor circulation can worsen symptoms of RLS. I also have a poor circulation, so I try to exercise regularly and wear non-restrictive clothing and shoes.
Good health is worth the time and effort that we spend on it.