Cold Hands And Feet All The Time

Cold Hands And Feet All The Time

August 2, 2019 100 By William Morgan


do you have cold hands and feet all the
time I’m gonna explain how that works
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anything so some people tend to have
cold hands and feet even though their
body core is feeling warm they’re not
really freezing they just have cold
hands and feet what’s that all about
well if you’re cold in the core if your
whole body is cold that’s a metabolism
problem that’s an energy problem and I
made another video to explain that but
if your body is warm and your hands and
feet are cold that’s a circulation
problem so what is it that warms the
hands the thing that warms the hand is
blood and if your body core temperature
is somewhere around 98.6 degrees then
the blood is supposed to be close to
that by the time it gets to the hands
it’s gonna cool off a little bit but if
your body is 98.6 your hands are
supposed to be around 90 to 92 to 93
degrees that’s a normal reduction in
temperature on the way out to the hand
but a lot of people when they feel that
hands are cold their hands can be like
78 or 80 degrees even in a room where
it’s 72 I’ve had people with a hand
temperature of 74 their hands are just
barely warmer than the room and what
that means is there is very very little
blood getting into the hands and the
same thing of course with the feet so
what is it that regulates how much blood
is getting into the hands and feet and
there is something called
vasoconstriction so you have blood
vessels that have muscles in them in the
larger blood vessels and they can
tighten up that’s called
vasoconstriction or they can relax
that’s called vasodilation when they
relax
that allows more blood into the
periphery into the smaller capillaries
the finest blood vessels that we have in
the hands and toes so then obviously the
question becomes if the vasoconstriction
keeps the blood from flowing into the
hands
what causes vasoconstriction and the
answer is stress and more specifically
it’s something called a stress response
when you have a stress response then
your body changes your physiology and
adapt to a stressful situation to an
emergency of some sort so let’s just say
that you had a bear or a truck or
something attacking you are coming
toward you fast now your body needs to
ramp up it needs to rev up everything
and you’re gonna increase your heart
rate you’re gonna increase your blood
pressure and the way that body does that
is the heart pumps harder and the blood
vessels constrict so that they’re
tighter and now the blood can move
faster through the blood vessels so that
there’s actually more blood getting to
the muscles that are gonna get out of
the way and save you so in an emergency
this works really really well but if
it’s not a true emergency if you’re just
feeling uptight if you just feeling
tension then you’re still maintaining
the vasoconstriction but you’re not
having an emergency so your heart isn’t
pumping faster or harder so now a normal
heart output against that
vasoconstriction means that the blood is
actually slowed down it’s prevented to
get to the periphery instead of getting
there faster so the same response works
two different ways depending on how
intense that stress response is and if
you have more of the moderate chronic
low level stress response then you’re
getting the the cold hands and feet with
our vasoconstriction instead and then
the next question is what is it that
regulates the stress
response and that is the frontal lobe
your cortex the brain and especially the
frontal lobe so the better the frontal
lobe is working the better it can
inhibit or turn off that stress response
so by practicing relaxation exercises
you can reduce that stress response and
you’re getting a little bit of
activation of that frontal lobe at the
same time when you’re relaxing the other
super powerful way to activate the
frontal lobe is called exercise and with
exercise you’re getting a little bit
more it’s not instead of relaxation they
work wonderfully together but it does a
few more things additionally so when you
exercise you obviously increase your
circulation because your heart rate goes
up and you need the blood to do the work
but one more thing happens have you ever
noticed if you go out for a walk on a
cold day and your hands are cold when
you start and then 10-15 minutes later
they’re still cold but then somewhere
around 20 to 30 minutes all of a sudden
the hands just get warm and they feel
really warm and it’s almost like you can
take your gloves off and they still warm
that’s because it takes 20-30 minutes
for the capillaries to open up for the
the finest circulation to open all the
way up and once it does on a regular
basis something really cool happens it’s
called angiogenesis and that is a fancy
word that means making new blood vessels
so what that means is your body is
always checking how things are working
and if you need more of something it up
regulates it makes more it increases the
capacity to produce that product that
effect so if you have more peripheral
circulation on a regular basis your body
is gonna make more blood vessels so you
can support that blood flow if it
happens
a regular basis how cool is that and a
third thing happens with exercise
because you’re going to move and
movement is the primary stimulant for
incoming information to the brain and
especially the frontal lobe the cortex
so with exercise you have three benefits
that all contributes to keeping your
your hands and feet warm the first is
exercise increases circulation second it
increases angio neo Genesis making new
blood vessels and third it activates the
frontal lobe which can turn off the
stress and control the vasoconstriction
so the two ways are exercise and
relaxation exercises breathing exercises
and we have a video on that also so give
those a try and let me know how it works
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