Are you worried about your Cold Hands?
Things to look out for that indicate cold hands may be a sign of something more serious could include discolouration of the skin, lack of sensation or numbness, open wounds and other body parts feeling cold, such as your feet and toes.
There are a number of things you can do at home to alleviate the symptoms yourself, provided that they are only mild and are not causing you severe stress and pain.
Exercise – Physical activity on a regular basis will improve blood flow and circulation
Stop smoking – This will also help to improve circulation and overall health
Suitable clothing – Ensure you are always wearing appropriate attire for the environment you are in
Although having cold hands is something everyone may experience from time to time, it can be a symptom of other conditions and diseases. Anaemia, Raynaud’s disease, Diabetes and Lupus are just some of the potential conditions that can cause our hands to feel unusually cold.
If you experience any of the following you should contact a GP for a full diagnosis:
- Your hands are constantly cold
- They are causing you pain
- You skin is turning blue
- You lose feeling in your hands (numbness, tingling)
- You develop sores
- Buerger's disease
- Raynaud's disease
Can low blood sugar cause cold hands?
Hypoglycaemia has a range of symptoms that can differ person to person. People with hypoglycaemia may experience cold skin including cold hands. Hypoglycaemia is condition which needs to be diagnosed by a doctor who will do an examination and ask you questions regarding your health.