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My husband wakes up several times a night with hot feet. What

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My husband wakes up several times a night with hot feet. What could be causing it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--how long has this been going on and does he have any other medical conditions? Are his feet actually warm to the touch or is it that they just feel hot? Any redness with this? And are his feet fine during the day?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The feel feel hot. Don't know if they hot /warm to the touch. Feet are fine during the day.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And about any other medical conditions? And when this happens how long does it last?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No other medical conditions. Lasts until he raises his feet to a 90. Angle. Happens every night. Several times a night. Disturbs sleep.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK and we can continue after this if you'd like. Obviously he needs to see a doctor about this and here are the possible causes--diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, possibly (but not likely) a circulation problem, an autoimmune disorder like polymyalgia rheumatica, a disk problem in his back, and--also unlikely--heavy metal toxicity (lead or mercury). He needs a fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C level, a B12 level, an autoimmune panel--antinuclear antibody titer, rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein--mercury and lead levels, an MRI of his lumbar spine, and a check of the arterial flow in his legs. I can't give you just one possible cause here, but that is the differential.
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