Cold fingers and toes is a phenomenon which is caused by a process that maintains the body temperature of the vital organs. This phenomenon is more common in women than in men. Anyway, if this happens to you frequently, you may be pointing to some other, more serious health problems.
Cold hands and feet can be one of the first signs of diabetes. The disease causes consequences of the bloodstream and nervous system and is often followed by these phenomena. If you are constantly thirsty, eat a lot, and you do not gain or lose any weight, you need to check your blood sugar level.
If besides cold hands, symptoms like headache, tension and fatigue occur, you should immediately check the iron level in the blood. Iron is a major component of hemoglobin molecules that transport oxygen in the blood and give the blood its red color.
- Thyroid gland
Thyroid gland’s decreased productivity causes slower metabolism. Common cold extremities or cold sensation is just another symptom that shows that thyroid gland does not work properly. Fatigue, sleepiness, slower movement, slowed speech and intolerance to high temperatures, are clear symptoms of the disorder.
Stress can be yet another cause for getting cold hands and feet. It strengthens adrenaline, a hormone produced in the adrenal gland which constricts blood vessels and makes circulation weaker.