Dangerous Reasons Why Your Hands And Feet Are Always Cold And What To About It



Have you experienced having cold feet and hands everyday? There are a few reasons your feet could be chilly.

Maybe they're are cold because you’re not covering them and walking on a cold floor. But one very common reason people experience cold feet is poor circulation, meaning that not enough blood is getting to your feet and your hands to keep them warm.

If you occasionally have cold hands and feet don't be alarmed. However if persistently cold hands and feet are associated with changes in skin color or are continual, you may haven  certain disease. 

A list of risk factors that triggers cold hands and feet include:

1. Frostbite
Frostbite is not a disease but a condition of being out in extreme cold weather. Severe frostbite kills the muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves causing the skin to shrink and tear. 

2. Anemia
Anemia often causes extreme pale skin fatigue, weakness and cold hands and feet. Iron deficiency anemia often goes undiagnosed until you experience Raynaud's disease. 

3. Diabetes
Diabetes causes different types of problems and including cold hands and feet due to circulatory problems, high blood pressure and thyroid problems. 

4. Lupus
Lupus may be a contributor to cold hands and feet. Blood vessels come under attack with systemic lupus causing small blood vessels in the skin of hands and feet and prevent normal blood movements. 

5. Raynaud's Disease
Raynaud's Disease happens when blood vessels in the hands and feet overacts to cold temperatures or stressful situations. It triggers arteries in fingers and toes that will narrows your blood vessels and limits blood supplies to the extremities. 

Treating Cold Hands and Feet

If your cold hands and feet symptoms are related to Raynaud's disease or are chronic and disturbing there are medication that can help. 

1. Do not take over the counter cold medications, beta blockers, or birth control pills.

2. Nerve surgery may relieve the symptoms by cutting around blood vessels through small incisions in the hands and feet.

3. Chemical injections to block sympathetic nerves in your affected limbs can help. You will have to have these injects repeated.

4. Amputation or removing tissue damaged from a lack of blood flow might be necessary. 

Prevention

- Stop smoking since it causes your skin temperature to drop and blood vessels to constrict.
- Exercise regularly to increase your circulation to affected areas.
- Control your stress levels. Stress can trigger an attack or Raynaud's.
- Avoid caffeine. Caffeine contributes to blood vessel narrowing.
- Take care of your hands and feet. Guard them from injury and avoid walking barefoot.
- Keep your nails clipped and groomed.
- Avoid wearing constricting gloves, socks or shoes.
- Do avoid using tools that vibrate the hands.
- Do not wear rings, watches and bracelets that are tight

No matter where the phrase comes from and no matter the underlying cause, cold feet can be a nuisance, and in some cases, a sign that something more serious is going on.

Be sure to check with your doctor if you think this is the case. If not, go put on a warm pair of socks and stop Googling stuff late at night.


(Source: MayoClinic)
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