Daniel L. Reminga, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
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By contactus@northernfootandankle.com
November 22, 2017
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During Thanksgiving, people think about eating more than usual. This holiday is synonymous with food, as well as a time to reflect on the good in our lives. With the excessive consumption of food comes danger due to the KIND of food being consumed. Fatty foods, rich foods that are high in sugar and fat are the culprits behind some startling foot problems associated with obesity, diabetes, and gout. All of which are all affected by the foods we eat.

Obesity significantly increases the impact to our feet and ankles. Studies show that those individuals who carry extra weight, tend to have more foot and ankle problems as a rule. Most of the time, diabetics think that they are following their diet pretty well because they are not eating high-sugar foods such as cakes, cookies, and pies. What many don't realize is that foods such as bread, pasta, fruit, and coffee or tea ,sweetened with sugar, also elevate sugar levels in the blood, leading to diabetic complications. In the diabetic foot, these complications can result in numbness, or peripheral neuropathy, which can eventually lead to foot ulcerations, infections, and amputations. In addition, Thanksgiving foods can trigger painful gout symptoms in the feet. Gout is usually experienced as a throbbing pain in the joints, especially in the big toe. Gout develops when excess uric acid in your body causes small crystals to form around joints like the ones in your toes.

Dr. Reminga addresses these food related problems and describes the warning signs of obesity, diabetes, and gout. Listen to today’s program BEFORE you sit down to your Thanksgiving feast so you can enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.

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