Re: Blood Thinners and the Cold
there "could' be some sort of connection to that but the fact that she is actually feeling numbness in her fingers kind of needs to be evaluated by her doc actually.this could be peripheral neuropathy.is she diabetic?some of this is most definitely an age thing as well.i live in MN the frozen tundra of the north?and believe me,every year,it gets worse and worse for me to even step outside anymore.the cold is really affecting me more and more as the years go by.if she dosen't have alot of body fat to keep her warm,this can be a problem too.the more body fat you have,the warmer you tend to stay,it really does make a difference.i am constantly freezing while my hubby keeps complaining he is too hot when i turn up the furnace so i don't freeze to death.i do not have alot of body fat either and he does.but if she is actually having any real numbness,this does definitely need to be looked into by her doc,just to make sure things are okay.being on any blood thinner would probably actually do the opposite of what she is really having goingon as it thins the blood and therefore,it flows much better.you know what i mean?the thicker the blood is,the harder it is to get it to flow easily to like the tips of the fingers and toes.i would make an appt with her doc just to be checked with regards to her periheral bloodflow.
unfortunetly she,and i will just have to ride this out til the spring thaw.i know how she feels tho.good luck and please let me know what you find out from her doc appt,K? **
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