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How Common Are Dry Feet in America?

Dry, cracked heels can be painful and embarrassing. Did you know that nearly three out of every four Americans suffer from this ondition (1)? Numbers this high causes one to wonder why are dry feet so common and is this condition preventable?

Causes of Fry Feet

Causes and contributors of having dry feet vary from long periods of standing, poor fitting shoes, diet, dehydration, dry weather climate, viral, fungus, and bacterial infections, and poor health. It’s interesting to note that not only

do three out of every four Americans suffer from dry feet, but three out of every four Americans also suffer from dehydration on a daily basis (2). Could there be a correlation? It is very likely.

Another factor that is more common than realized is uncontrolled blood sugar. This can affect the nerves in your feet and legs which can cause your feet to not get messages from your brain to sweat. Sweat is what keeps your skin moist and soft. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy and doesn't just affect diabetics. Root causes of this condition range from autoimmune diseases, genetics and mutations, infections, trauma, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, pressure on the nerves, consumes toxins and alcohol, medications and stress.

It may be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing your dry feet but finding a remedy is actually quite simple. In 2009, Lindsey Rietzsch, creator of Hydroheel Foot Therapy formulated an ointment designed to not only protect your feet from further damage but to transform you dry skin form the inside out. This all natural oil based product seals in hydration while keeping toxins out. Results are commonly reported to be as quick as seven days or less. The ingredients in Hydroheel Foot Therapy contain anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that speed up the transformation process.

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