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Suddenly cold hands after carb rich meal

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Created July 09, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience?

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:52 AM

Curiosity ≠ neuroticism. So too this post: the paleo community.

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:49 AM

Hi, thanks for the thought provoking answer. My digestive and overall systemic functioning has traditionally been a bit poor but has been getting better. It could well be some sort of inflammation associated with eating or something in particular that I eat, with exercise etc- it doesn't happen frequently but enough that I'm curious about it. Cheers

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:43 AM

It may not be scientific but it is as likely as anything else underpinning it. Probably not a problem of course. Thanks for answering :)

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on July 21, 2013
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Thanks for your response. I'm familiar with Raynaud's; my mother has it secondary to an AI condition. Not sure that's what it is because the cold hands seem to be provoked in me by a big meal, but perhaps food sensitivity/intolerance of sorts could be a factor underpinning it... Probably no big deal, but still interesting. So you say gluten triggers it for you?

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I don't want to label the paleo community as neurotic but..

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Anyone?...........

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on July 16, 2013
at 03:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent:

-Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor about getting a test for hypothyroidism?

-Stress and inflammation. Apparently in times of high stress (as is the case with chronic inflammation) blood pools around your central organs, leaving less blood (and less heat) in your extremities. It's possible that a low level of chronic inflammation combined with the exercise-induced inflammation is causing this; the best solution in this case would be to ensure you're limiting your consumption of Omega 6 fats and are getting enough Omega 3 fats.

Still, someone with more experience in thyroid issues or whose experienced something similar should really weigh in on this.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:49 AM

Hi, thanks for the thought provoking answer. My digestive and overall systemic functioning has traditionally been a bit poor but has been getting better. It could well be some sort of inflammation associated with eating or something in particular that I eat, with exercise etc- it doesn't happen frequently but enough that I'm curious about it. Cheers

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on July 17, 2013
at 11:37 AM

Postcard Sized Answer: http://thyroid.about.com/od/relatedconditions1/a/raynauds.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phenomenon

Raynaud's Syndrome is what you're referring to. Commonly an autoimmune issue, most likely caused by grains, but it causes cold hands and feet because it affects the thyroid, and the thyroid is what controls temperature. Ah, the joys of autoimmune damage caused by gluten. I used to have it too, and it's one of the ways I know within 30mins that I ingested some gluten accidentally - I get the chills.

The wikipedia article shows some gruesome pictures, but you can have it without your hands turning red and black.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:40 AM

Thanks for your response. I'm familiar with Raynaud's; my mother has it secondary to an AI condition. Not sure that's what it is because the cold hands seem to be provoked in me by a big meal, but perhaps food sensitivity/intolerance of sorts could be a factor underpinning it... Probably no big deal, but still interesting. So you say gluten triggers it for you?

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on July 17, 2013
at 02:49 PM

This happens to me whenever I eat a lot of food at once.

My nonscientific explanation is that all my blood flow gets redirected from my extremities to my digestive system.

It goes away in a few hours.

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on March 21, 2015
at 02:49 PM

yes, in my case it last about 1 or so and then all of a sudden my hands are warm again. This morning it happened after I had a raw fruit juice, but then i waiting a while and had 2 oranges and about 15 to 20 minutes my hands are warm again.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:43 AM

It may not be scientific but it is as likely as anything else underpinning it. Probably not a problem of course. Thanks for answering :)

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on September 10, 2017
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What exactly have you eaten? This will help us better answer your question.

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