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Why Your Toes and Fingers Are Always Cold in Winter

What's the Deal With Cold Hands and Feet?

It's Winter, and for many people, especially women, their hands and feet are always cold. The reason this happens is basically your body's way of surviving cold temps. When the thermometer level drops, your body tries to keep your core warm, where all your vital organs are. So the blood vessels in your extremities constrict and limit circulation to these parts of your body. The result is cold-to-the-touch fingers, hands, toes, feet, nose, and ears. The best thing to do is bundle up with warm clothes, exercise, or drink hot beverages to increase your body temperature.

If it's not cold where you live, then cold hands and feet could mean something else. To find out what then

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If you have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, then cold hands and feet could also be a sign that there are blockages in the small blood vessels. Medications can help with this, or increasing your omega-3s.

If your fingers and toes are often cold and they turn a whitish color, then you may have Raynaud's Disease, which can be caused by cold weather or stress. If you're concerned about your hands and feet constantly being cold, then it can't hurt to make an appointment with your doctor.

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