It’s that time of year again! As hard as it may be to believe, winter is closing in on us fast here in the northern hemisphere and many of us are already feeling its effects. One of those effects might be chronically cold fingers that seem almost impossible to warm up. Not only is that annoying, it could be a sign that something serious is going on. In most cases, it’s probably nothing to worry about and is something that must be endured until the warmer temperatures return, but if you are at all curious about what could be causing your icy fingers, this information might help.
This may sound like something serious, but in reality there really isn’t anything to worry about just from Raynaud’s. Basically, it’s a narrowing of the arteries in the fingers that can sometimes also affect the toes, nose and ears as well. It is most commonly brought on by spending time in a cold environment or even by emotional stress. There may be some pain or a tingling sensation present when Raynaud’s flares up and it may also cause fingers to appears somewhat white or blue, but fingers will readily return to their normal color once it passes. Staying warm and avoiding emotional stress are the best ways to keep Raynaud’s at bay.