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Are Your Hands and Feet Always Frosty? Possible Reasons & How to Deal with It.

We all feel cold and hot, don't we? But some of us are more prone to feeling the change in temperatures. For such souls, it is not important to live in the maximum climate changes. They tend to experience the slightest temperature change. Is that normal? It is okay to go through frosty hands and feet? What determines that it is fine to feel the slightest change? All these questions are directly or indirectly linked to the possible reasons for feeling extra cold. Yes, so much so that it becomes difficult to stay calm. So much so that it is not that easy to not get frosty hands and feet. 


Here, in this article Indus Medical Associates aims to provide some know-how of the basics. The fundamental reasons for getting more frosted hands and feet. Let’s check all the possibilities and reasonings in this regard. Shall we? 


Possible Reasons for Frosted Hands and Feet

Enlisted are the best possible reasons for temperature sensitivity. One thing that you must bear in mind is to seek urgent care from the nearest health department. 


Reason 1: Deficiency of Vitamin B12 

A person who doesn't have the right supply of vitamin B12 experiences several issues. For example, tingling and cold feet or hands. Besides that, he will also go through the numbness. All these symptoms are rooted in neurology. Therefore, it is a must for them to check with a highly trained physician. Or add B12 supplements after getting to the crux of the cause. Augmentation of diet is also a possible way to combat this problem.  


Reason 2: Stress 

Stress is another name for tension, right? What happens when one is stressed? His or her body readdresses blood. It takes blood from the areas (of the body) that are under stress. Then, brings to the central core. In this process, the blood circulation gets low. Resulting in making your hands and feet cold. Medications are not preferred or recommended in this condition. What one can do? Anyone who goes through decreased blood flow can do meditation or have a cup of tea to relax. Other solutions are to meditate or do exercises that are helpful in making them relaxed. 


Reason 3: Anemia (lack of blood)

The third reason in the list is anemia. This state happens when there is a lesser amount of red blood cells in the blood. Low red blood cells are the custodians of transporting blood from the heart to the entire body. So, when there is a scarcity of blood or when the blood doesn’t reach your hands or feet. You start to experience them going cold. The ultimate solution of anemia or to curb cold hands and feet are many. For instance, increasing the intake of food items that have iron, helps. However, one must get the reason for anemia checked with the best doctor. There are several types of anemia. The health care professional will be the one who can easily determine the kind and suggest the most beneficial solution. 


Reason 4: Raynaud’s Syndrome 

In this syndrome, the patient feels discoloration, numbness, and cold. Raynaud’s Syndrome is about the tightening of arteries in the hands and feet. The fingers and toes are prone to throbbing, tingling, or swelling. Interestingly, the patient will not receive any treatment for this syndrome. However, if it persists for too long then one should go for urgent care. Seeing a doctor will help too. The health care staff can prescribe medications for an increased blood flow. 


Reason 5: Change of Cold Temperature  

Why do people feel cold in winters? Duh! Because it is cold, right? Well, besides that obvious reason. There are some scientific understandings too. See, when one feels cold the blood vessels reduce blood supply. Hands and feet are mostly frosted because of other reasons too. Some of them are mentioned below. 

  • Frostnip (a milder form of frostbite. Constant exposure to chilled temperature can lead to numbness)
  • Pernio (it is skin inflammation because of exposure to prolonged cold temp)
  • Frostbite (it is when the tissues and skin get frozen. It usually occurs on the toes, chin, nose, fingers, and cheeks)
  • Immersion injury (the affected skin turns red and later becomes pale. With that, the affected area is also swollen. Painful tingling and numbness can be the part of immersion injury)

Let’s know about the solution or preventive measures. First thing first, one must set a boundary to expose cold temps. Hands and feet should be covered. Another solution is to quit taking booze if you are indenting to stay outdoors in cold weather. Staying hydrated also helps massively.  


Reason 6: Subdued Metabolic Level 

Another significant reason for cold feet and hands is to have a subdued metabolic rate. Metabolic dysfunctionality may occur due to thyroid functioning and the use of drugs. To increase metabolism, integrate protein food items. Opting for spicy foods can also increase metabolic rate. Exercise and something more to do with a strength training routine can stimulate active muscles development. 


Reason 7: Inadequate Blood Supply 

This is one of the most common reasons why your feet and hands may get cold – sitting and not moving for a longer period. It reduces blood circulation. Sitting all day at a working station or desk will lower the blood flow on feet and hands. To make sure you don't have cold feet or hands because of low mobility one can take frequent breaks. Sitting in one posture from morning till evening will also make it difficult for the blood to flow naturally in all parts of the body. Stretching helps. Do that if needed! 


Last Words

Mainly the problem of cold feet and hands is due to an inadequate supply of blood. To avoid that, solutions are mentioned. Also, it is always better to get checked if necessary.