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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asked byMichael_17 (2934)
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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.
on July 17, 2013
at 11:37 AM
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.
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.