Cold and White Fingers and Toes: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Ever notice that sometimes our hands and/or feet are super cold and look almost white, then turn purple and red?  Especially in the winter or when you are stressed?

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Raynaud’s phenomenon is a very common answer to this question, particularly for women (but it can affect anyone). Sometimes called Raynaud’s disease, its not as scary as it seems unless you have other underlying medical issues that this can be apart of a symptom of.

If you feel these symptoms here is a test: press on your fingers, toes, legs or anywhere that feels like your skin is too cold or numb. Does your skin turn white and take a while to bring back its colour?  That is one way of telling you might be experiencing this phenomenon .

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