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Old 09-03-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
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Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

Lately I noticed my hands and feet are always cold. I'm not sure why this is. Maybe I'm deficient in a certain type of vitamin/mineral?

I have minor cystic acne/oily skin and I take zinc+b6 supplement to help control it. I heard zinc may inhibit iron absorption so maybe that's my problem? I do eat a lot of meat which contains iron though so I don't know for sure. Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Old 09-04-2005, 04:11 AM   #2
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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

lack of exercise?

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Old 09-04-2005, 07:42 AM   #3
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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

Originally Posted by knotme
lack of exercise?
i'd agree with the verdict of poor circulation. my girlfriend has the same problem. three supplements should help:-

rutin: strengthens cappilery (sp?) walls, so blood is pumped more effeciently through the body.

vitamin E: heavily indicated for poor circulation

ginkgo biloba: improves circulation to the extremeties of the body. this herb can be quite slow acting and you may have to wait a few months to notice the full effects but the rutin and vit E shoulkd kick in sooner and then when the full effect of the herb is felt it'll be the icing on the cake.


Old 09-07-2005, 03:45 PM   #4
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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

Do you consume a lot of caffeine?

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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

Cold hands and feet are sometimes caused by low thyroid function.

Old 09-12-2005, 10:53 AM   #6
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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?

Hi there, My feet and hands are always freezing cold too, they also burn and ache at times...I think I some form of neuropathy but not sure to what extent and what from!! they said my circulation is perfect, I'm awaiting bloodwork on thyroid and b12..we'll see...

Old 09-20-2005, 02:50 AM   #7
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Re: Cold hands and feet, sign of what deficiency?


I'd be curious to know what your results would be. Keep us posted!

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