One of the most common reasons that one can get cold fingers is that they have circulation problems. These problems occur when your heart can’t pump out blood efficiently, which is then experienced as the sensation of coldness, numbness or tingling in your fingers as they are the furthest from your heart.
Raynaud’s Syndrome is also a common cause of cold fingers, as it is a condition which narrows the blood vessels in the fingers and is triggered by cold or stress. In extreme cases, the fingers will turn completely white as there is no blood flowing. After this, they will turn blue while little to no blood flows until they turn back to red as the blood vessels open and the blood returns to the fingers.
Adrenaline can trigger cold fingers as well. With the way our bodies are built, adrenaline forces blood to flow towards the larger muscle groups like our legs, as it was a way of ensuring survival during our more primitive stages of evolution. If you are a gamer, stressful situations or making great plays can trigger adrenaline in your body, which can then cause you to get cold fingers.
Certain medication, as crazy as it may sound, could also be causing you to get cold fingers. Many medications constricts the blood vessels, particularly in your arteries. This can also be related to Reynaud’s Syndrome, as the condition is one of the side-effects of some medications. Some of these medications include beta-blockers, which are commonly prescribed to regulate blood pressure.
Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict, while it also causes plaque buildup in the arteries, which further reduces blood flow to the extremities. This can cause cold fingers, just like those in the cases of those induced by medication.
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