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Freezing hands and feet... and lips :S

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Well, I have a little problem that i've had to some extent for as long as I can remember.

I suffer from extremely cold hands and feet all the time, even in summer. I figured this is likely down to bad circulation (I don't smoke) and therefore wasn't much I could do about it.

However, in the past six months I have begun getting purple lips too (although only when air temp/ wind chill factor is about 5 degrees or less). My boyfriend thinks I need to see a doctor about it. Should I go? Should I be worried?

My personal view is I'm not too bothered by it all, as I have always suffered from cold hands/feet, but it doesn't help with my confidence issues, always having to apologise!

What do you guys and girls think?

Thanks :)


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm the same. Not so much hands, but feet go purple if I don't keep them warm. Also get the blue lip thing.

    Just try and keep warm I guess.
    And regular exercise will help with circulation.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Talk to your GP about it. A sluggish metabolism can result in a low body temperature. Even after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and on medication to get my hormones back up to the typical levels, my basal body temperature is 35.4C.
  • Soph001Soph001 Posts: 105 Two little ducks
    Hi greenday88,

    Click_to_see_more is right that there could be something underlying these symptoms, for instance Raynaud's. If this is true, a doctor will be able to diagnose it, and there are likely to be some small dietary or behavioural things you could do to help.

    Worth a try?:)
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