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    Has anyone had their hands turn blue?

    It happens to me all the time. If they get really cold you can even see orange splotches. I asked my teacher about it and he said that if your skin is blue you have hypothermia and your cells are dieing. I know this can't be true seeing as how my hands are still functional after many years of this. I think there may be some sort of circulatory issue going on because my hands get cold way easier than other people's. I used to wear gloves all the time (I don't as much now in an attempt to get better at warming them). Anyways, has anyone else heard of this or experianced it? Any idea why the skin changes to such weird colors (blue, purple, red, orange). I'm like a freaking geko in the winter.


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    Definitely a circulation problem. If I were you I would raise it with your GP next time you are visiting.
    I think the reason for the colour change is the withdrawal of nice red oxygenated blood from the extremeties, to reduce heat loss. Take away the pink and you are left with the 'blue'.


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    theres any number of things it could be. one is candida. if it isnt, it would still probly lead you down the right path. but yea, it is a circulation problem. mine used to do the same but have gotten better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    theres any number of things it could be. one is candida. if it isnt, it would still probly lead you down the right path. but yea, it is a circulation problem. mine used to do the same but have gotten better.
    If you're talking about a bacteria than I'm pretty sure that's not the issue. Esspecially since I am perfectly healthy (at least physically ). I'm still wondering though. If there is so little blood getting to the tissues that they actually change to a very visible blue than wouldn't there be some tissue damage? And why the hell do the get orange splotches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Has anyone had their hands turn blue?

    It happens to me all the time. If they get really cold you can even see orange splotches. I asked my teacher about it and he said that if your skin is blue you have hypothermia and your cells are dieing. I know this can't be true seeing as how my hands are still functional after many years of this. I think there may be some sort of circulatory issue going on because my hands get cold way easier than other people's. I used to wear gloves all the time (I don't as much now in an attempt to get better at warming them). Anyways, has anyone else heard of this or experianced it? Any idea why the skin changes to such weird colors (blue, purple, red, orange). I'm like a freaking geko in the winter.
    You are probabily suffering of a Raynaud disease. When your hands are getting cold there is a vascular constriction. When you face cold this is normal for everyone, but when you are very prone to this it's a raynaud disease.
    http://www.vdf.org/Raynaud/
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    Sweet!! I have a disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Sweet!! I have a disease.
    Only if it happens you evertime. Otherwise it's normal. :wink:
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    Well it's getting better but, since I can remember I have been wearing gloves. Even inside. I would wear gloves while writting at school. I am probably as capable of doing things with gloves on as without them including playing a piano and typeing on a keyboard. I'm pretty sure that's not normal.

    So here is another question.

    Does this danger my hands? I go running in the rain all the time with no jacket on and my hands freeze but, I just get used to it. Do you think this might be unhealthy. I mean they get freaking cold. Like I can't feel them cold. As far as my experiance goes there has never been any problems with them besides getting cold. Do you think if they were like that long enough they could be damaged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Well it's getting better but, since I can remember I have been wearing gloves. Even inside. I would wear gloves while writting at school. I am probably as capable of doing things with gloves on as without them including playing a piano and typeing on a keyboard. I'm pretty sure that's not normal.

    So here is another question.

    Does this danger my hands? I go running in the rain all the time with no jacket on and my hands freeze but, I just get used to it. Do you think this might be unhealthy. I mean they get freaking cold. Like I can't feel them cold. As far as my experiance goes there has never been any problems with them besides getting cold. Do you think if they were like that long enough they could be damaged?
    I don't think it could damage your hands, but since I studied the vascular module of medecine for the last time many years ago : 16 years, I could be wrong.
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    I once went to whistler (a ski resort) for a week without a jacket and my hands are still intact so I'm sure it's no big deal. Haha my fingers are getting cold as I type this. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    I once went to whistler (a ski resort) for a week without a jacket and my hands are still intact so I'm sure it's no big deal. Haha my fingers are getting cold as I type this. :P
    You should try silk gloves. If it's not good for warmth, it would be ok for other duties
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    i dont know man, cold hands dont sound healthy to me. id rather have warm hands when touching my girlfriend.
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    DaBob,

    You're not one of them thar Zombie things by any chance? ..... :-D
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    yeah I get that!!!

    It's not painful or anything, I just notice how odd it looks from time to time. Only happens in the cold though.
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    ummm no
    dude somethins not rite there
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    I'm thinkin I'm part gecko.

    My father has had the same problem so it is probably somewhat genetic. Occasionally they can even get cold enough to where it is hard to write.
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    It's partially due to poor circulation, however I also believe that part of the problem would be blood veins and such too close to the skin. You should see a doctor about it >.>
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    bah, I am my own doctor. :P Haha, I might ask my doctor. I got an idea after reading about this "Raynards desease". If I can keep my hands warm enough they don't freeze but once the temperature reaches a certain point then they freeze. When they get like that I have been using hot water to warm them back up and they stay normal for a while untill they get too cold again. It's like the natural reflex to shrink the vessels and conserve heat is over reacting. It's kinda fun to experiment with yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    bah, I am my own doctor. :P Haha, I might ask my doctor. I got an idea after reading about this "Raynards desease". If I can keep my hands warm enough they don't freeze but once the temperature reaches a certain point then they freeze. When they get like that I have been using hot water to warm them back up and they stay normal for a while untill they get too cold again. It's like the natural reflex to shrink the vessels and conserve heat is over reacting. It's kinda fun to experiment with yourself.
    And every time that happens your hands have an increased risk of developing numerous diseases. Smooth moves. I'd advise against them. >.>
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    Ok, I may be wrong (I don't know my upper limb anatomy) but isn't Raynaud's disease painful before anything else and causing cramps in the hand?
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    Well if it's painful than it's not what I got. As far as I know it is a blodd vessel "disoreder" and I don't see how that would cause cramps... maybe a little pain if they get really, really cold. But; mostly just cold!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falloutboysgirl
    ummm no
    dude somethins not rite there
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    aagh now I'm curious as to what you said...
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