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IN Health & Fitness ON 05 Mar, 2016
In winters, having cold hands and feet is just so common. It perhaps can be seen as a natural phase of the body. But, however if the weather is not cold nor the person is in cold environment, his feet or hands or any extremity should eventually not be cold. Interminable cold feet and hands may be an indication of underlying health matters or possible development of health issues.
Persistently cold feet and hands accompanied by the colour changing could be related to several health troubles like nerve issues, blood circulation issues, and damaged tissue. Check out these issues to check if everything is okay.
Lupus may contribute to cold hands and feet. Under fundamental lupus, blood vessels get attacked and as a result they prevent normal blood movements. And icy hands and feet are the results.
Raynaud's disease or blood vessels that respond to cold temperatures or any stressful condition are the prime cause of freezing hands and feet. During this disease it narrows blood vessels and restricts the supply of blood as a result the skin colour of finger and toes becomes pale and dusky.
The carpal tunnel syndrome or malady is the one in which if the pressure being applied to the nerve in the wrist, then it causes soreness, tingling, cold and numbness in the affected hand area.
When there is hypothyroidism i.e. thyroid disorder, it leads to a slower metabolism which is further followed by a cold feeling in the arms and legs.
Anemia is accompanied by iron deficiency which leads to extreme pale skin fatigue, illness, weakness, cold hands and feet. If you still face freezing of hands and feet despite the warning measures, re-assure your iron levels.
Those who suffer the problem of low blood pressure often result in chilly extremities both indoors and out.
Stress stimulates the production of adrenaline which toughens the blood vessel and restricts circulation leaving your hands and feet cold.
Smoking causes blood vessels to cramp. If you are a chronic smoker you may find your hands and feet cold.
To dilate blood vessels and stimulate circulation, prefer calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers. Also nerve surgery may relieve the frequency of cold hands and feet. Also do not intake counter cold medications.
Stop smoking and keep your body temperature warm by wearing socks and warm clothes when outdoors in cold. Also try taking fish oil supplements to combat the cold.