Purplish, mottled skin on the legs and arms and torso. Pretty common, I think. Usually, worse when it's cold. I have the benign/idiopathic sort. Still, it's unsightly and perhaps indicative that things aren't quite as they should be. I also have Raynaud's and keratosis pilaris; both pretty mild. All points to dodgy circulation.
These last few months I've been: eating a largely PHD inspired diet (minus the supplements); exercising more; losing a few pounds ( now @ 15% bf); eating things that might be especially good for vascular health (omega 3, cocoa, berries, onions etc); seeking out the sun; and, Lord help me, flirting with CT type things. This stuff may be helping. I suspect sorting this is not an overnight thing.
Anything thing else I could be doing (or should drop)? Has anybody had any success?
asked bybartleby (215)
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on May 06, 2012
at 05:17 PM
Sorry, I haven't any particularly paleo answers for you. I DO want to ask if you've been screened or evaluated for connective disorders?
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and I have quite a few peers with many of those symptoms. if you had named only one of those, I likely would not have replied, but the combination caught my eye. Unfortunately, most connective tissue disorders are not recognized by most doctors. They are rare, and they don't get much time in med school.
I'm very glad it's mild.