Men's Health Community
Loss of circulation in fingers in cold weather
About This Community:

A community for people with Men's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Loss of circulation in fingers in cold weather

Upon exposure to cold weather, my fingers immediately turn white like they do not have adequate circulation.  This happens more frequently each year.  It almost appears as if my body shuts off circulation to my fingers as soon as I feel the cold weather.

While leaving work (heated office) in 25 degree temps.  I can put gloves on while still in side, walk 1 minute to car, drive for 2-3 minutes and take off my gloves to see fingers pale white.  I hold my hands up to the heated air coming out of the vent to warm fingers and get color back.

Any idea what causes this?
Tags: fingers, Cold
Related Discussions
5 Comments
Blank
264156_tn?1206990594
Look up Raynauds and see if the symptoms fit...
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Before I found out I had a thyroid disorder, my hands and feet lost circulation a lot.  On a cold day me and my fiance would walk into a theatre, and an hour into the movie and my hands are still cold.  It takes forever to warm up since the lack of bloodflow unless I'd put them under my shirt or find another way to heat them.

But poor circulation in hands and feet and having your hands stay colder longer than they should after you've left a cold atmosphere are symptoms of thyroid problems.  It can be something else, but I'd suggest seeing an endo and getting a full panel done.
Blank
348985_tn?1205241625
It could also be caused from a case of frostbite that occured earlier.  i got frostbite on one finger and in the cold it turns white and feels strange.  If it is from a mild case of frostbite it is permanent.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
It could be your body reacts faster to lower temps then most people.  I have this problem all my life and have just learned to accept it.  While I’ve never had frost bite in my fingers I’ve had frozen toes while hiking during the winter as a Boy Scout.  They do react to cold and become painful.  Those hot packs help a lot.  Good luck!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
My finger tips are always a lot colder than the rest of my body and I don't find that unusual however, my fingers (usually one) get completely yellow (and it hurts) sometime during the winter. I have been living in NJ for 8 Winters already and this had never happened to me until last year. When it fist happened it must have been at least 20 degrees out.. which is pretty cold.. but it happened again like 2 days ago when it was only 45 degrees.
Why is that? Could I do something to stop it? Why does it happen randomly not everytime it gets cold?
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Soy products may decrease testoster...
1 hr ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
hypomagnesemia and prediabetes
1 hr ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Weight Loss Drinks ...
13 hrs ago
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle
Start Tracking Now
Top Men's Health Answerers
139792_tn?1437825090
Blank
Dalubaba
Indore, India
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
solace21
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Men's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Men's Health Answerers
139792_tn?1437825090
Blank
Dalubaba
Indore, India
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
solace21
1622896_tn?1426267159
Blank
bobdylan1958
Somewhere ?, United Kingdom
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom