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Hands and feet are cold again? It would seem that the problem is easy to solve: put on warm socks and put your hands to a warm cup of tea. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes the feet freeze even in three pairs of socks, and the hands remain icy in the July heat. The body is sending us a distress signal. But what does it mean?
Listen to Yourself
Which of the following features do you have, in addition to eternally freezing limbs?
- You’re an experienced smoker.
- You are often nervous, offended, negative.
- You are constantly afraid of something and like to control everything.
- Work has exhausted you, deprived of rest and peace, and it continues for a long time.
- You prefer a sedentary lifestyle: you are a phlegmatic or just a hypochondriac who fears that his heart may go astray.
- At least once in your life a doctor said: “You have Vegetovascular dystonia!”
- Panic attacks before dream, sudden adrenaline, tremors and tachycardia – it’s about you.
- You are often unwell, unable to explain what is going on. Sometimes you even think that you suffer from a disease unknown to science.
Among these factors, people often recognize their symptoms, and not one, but several. Of course, if your nerves are in order (or you think so), there is a need to undergo a medical examination. After all, cold hands and feet can be a signal of pathology: disorders in the thyroid, osteochondrosis, atherosclerosis, lack of iron in the blood. But still, most often cold hands, as well as feet, are companions of nervous disorders. Let us talk about it.
Increased Stress Makes Us Freeze
Some people often underestimate their own nerves. They take it hard when there are quarrels with beloved people, when they receive a remark from the boss, loose a button or miss an important phone call. All this irritates them, weaken them and the nervous system reacts very violently.
Note!Regular stress, frequent tears and fears – all this makes the limbs feel lack of heat. Therefore, if there is a suspicion that the nervous system cannot cope with household emotional stress, it is urgent to take action.
Adrenaline is thrown into the blood, comes rage or despair, the vessels are compressed – that’s the way the body responds to fear and anger. All the blood flows to the brain and heart and the organs in such situations work to the point of wear. And, of course, limbs are left without proper blood supply. That is why hands and feet are always cold even in summer.
Vegetovascular Dystonia – a Companion of the Alarmist
Hands and feet always cold with Vegetovascular dystonia is a consequence of several factors:
- Large releases of adrenaline/panic attacks. Such stresses are much stronger than in “ordinary” nervous people. The limbs of alarmists sometimes feel like legs of a chicken from the freezer.
- It is impossible to predict what kind of joke will throw the nervous system today or tomorrow. It can be a panic out of the blue or a sharp compression of blood vessels, which will turn cold not only the limbs.
- A reaction to the weather. Vessels of people suffering from Vegetovascular dystonia are pampered sometimes. They could hardly adapt to the sudden change of weather, and react inadequately – either expanding or excessively narrowing. Such a person should temper the vessels. There is a simple way for it – a contrast shower. However, once a person tries to switch the water from hot to cool for a few seconds, he/she decides that, perhaps, cold limbs are not that bad. Standing under the cold and hot water is not pleasant at all. Nevertheless, those who took the habit of taking a daily contrast shower, got rid of at least this misunderstanding of the central nervous system.
Phobias, which Throws into the Cold
Cold hands and feet all the time may indicate an inner fear, which takes heat and moves it from the limbs to the brain and heart. When faced with the object of fear, a person will immediately feel his fingers getting cold, and the abdominal muscles begin to tremble. In such cases, people try to avoid situations when their body seems to be disconnected from the mind and behaves autonomously.
But there are objects of fear that can live with us, for example, your own heart. People suffering from cardiophobia are constantly in stress, it is not surprising that their limbs constantly feel cold. The same applies to people with hypochondria – those who are afraid of literally all the symptoms, even the banal rumbling in the stomach. Any new state forces them to rush into the cold embrace of their fear. Often patients simply turn into sofa vegetables because they are afraid that any movement will harm them. As a result, the heart muscle “becomes decrepit”, begins to pump blood worse, the vessels deteriorate, and this only closes a vicious circle.