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purple and numb lips

I am a 40 year old female who have recently starting taking a weight loss supplement  to help me lose weight.  I have been exercising faithfully for the past 3 months.  I try to exercise about 2.5 - 3 hours a day.  I have noticed within the past 3-4 days that when I am on the Ellipitcal Trainer, my toes, finger tips and lips go numb and my lips turn purple.  I have read about Reynauds and did not know if this is what I had or not.  The symptoms seem to go away when I take a hot shower, but my lips stay slightly numb throughout the rest of the day.  What do you think?
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I do not think it is wise to take any diet supplements. Most of them just ruin health. I would say just eat healthy and workout. Maybe the diet supplement is causing the strange occurrence?
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Well it could be Raynaud’s but in your case it is more likely to be due to poor blood supply. Either there is a problem in the heart decreasing the cardiac output or capacity to pump blood or there is atherosclerosis of blood vessel or there is a very high increase in blood pressure.
It can also be due to hypothyroidism, eating disorders like anorexia, Addison’s disease, adrenal causes like pheochromocytoma, anemia, Buerger’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and Raynaud’s disease.
Please stop the supplement and the exercise regimen and get this evaluated immediately. You will need some tests like treadmill test, color Doppler, angiography, ultrasonography and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Hope this helps. Take care!
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