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    Old 10-21-2004, 04:33 AM   #1
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    cold hands

    Does anyone else suffer from having cold hands? The rest of me can be warm, but I have the worst time getting my hands warm. Poor circulation?

     
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    Old 10-21-2004, 05:30 AM   #2
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    Re: cold hands

    I have a simulair problem only its my ankles and bridge of feet that I can't get warm. Sometimes they are so cold they hurt, if that makes sense.

    I hope you get some answers, I will keep checking back.
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    Old 10-21-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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    Re: cold hands

    Sunny D, exactly. The only way I can warm them is under hot water, gloves, or holding a hot cup of coffee. Granted the rest of me is also usually easily chilled.
    Tired of being cold and not looking forward to winter!!

     
    Old 10-21-2004, 08:58 AM   #4
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    Re: cold hands

    I have the same issue, only with me it's my hands and feet that stay LIKE ICE. I get this no matter what season it is. I think it comes from my mom b/c she also has very cold hands. But my feet are so bad that I have to wear socks or slipper socks to bed--I can't sleep barefoot ever!
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    Old 10-21-2004, 09:36 AM   #5
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    Re: cold hands

    Do your hands or feet ever feel like they are cramping up because they're so cold?!

     
    Old 10-21-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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    Re: cold hands

    I work with a computer all day and my hands do get cold from time to time. When they do they will cramp up and I will have to take a break to grab some tea and stretch them out a bit.

    When your hands get cold and cramp up when do you find it happening the most?

     
    Old 10-21-2004, 01:00 PM   #7
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    Re: cold hands

    I work with a computer all day also, typing quite frequently. But I find my hands are cold, weekend, work day, 85% of the time. Cramping itself seems to occur mainly when typing frequently, which I understand. I keep thinking its a lack of circulation to my hands, but you would think with typing a significant amount this would keep circulation moving (as I type roughly 90wpm, no slow hunt and punch here). Strange how the body functions!

     
    Old 10-22-2004, 01:42 PM   #8
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    Re: cold hands

    I have the same exact problem. My hands and feet are always freezing cold ( like ice) I was told it was a circulation problem.

     
    Old 10-22-2004, 02:39 PM   #9
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    Re: cold hands

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    I work with a computer all day also, typing quite frequently. But I find my hands are cold, weekend, work day, 85% of the time. Cramping itself seems to occur mainly when typing frequently, which I understand. I keep thinking its a lack of circulation to my hands, but you would think with typing a significant amount this would keep circulation moving (as I type roughly 90wpm, no slow hunt and punch here). Strange how the body functions!

    Do you allow yourself brakes. They say you should take a break after 20 min. of non stop typing. I do that all and it does work wonders for me. Try it and see if it works for you.

     
    Old 10-22-2004, 05:03 PM   #10
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    Re: cold hands

    Yeah, sometimes they do get an achy feeling to them esp. in the winter!
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    Old 10-23-2004, 07:08 AM   #11
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    Re: cold hands

    My hands and feet quite often are ICE COLD... mostly my feet. I was curious if it was bad circulation as well, and what can be done to improve bad circulation. I know it can cause other problems, and especially as one gets older...
    Any info would be great about it..

     
    Old 10-25-2004, 12:33 PM   #12
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    Re: cold hands

    It sounds like it might be Raynaud's disease/phenomenon. As far as I know there is no cure. But if you smoke it it aggravates it. The advice my Doc. gave me was to move to a warmer climate. Like I could do that.
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    Old 10-25-2004, 12:52 PM   #13
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    Re: cold hands

    Frrbt,but even so in the summer I suffer since everyone cranks up the a/c!!

     
    Old 10-25-2004, 01:26 PM   #14
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    Re: cold hands

    hi bullun..follow your diet and, drink two glasses of red wine everyday..that will improve the circulation..ciao

     
    Old 10-25-2004, 01:46 PM   #15
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    Re: cold hands

    Faith,

    Besides poor circulation, cold hands can be caused by stress, smoking and effects of certain medications.

     
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