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Unread 11-21-2009, 06:01 AM
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Default Cold limbs...

As the weather gets colder I am getting angrier with my cold limbs. It doesn't matter what I wear (gloves, shoes, etc) on my hands and feet, but they're always cold. I am certainly going to the doctor again, but I'd be glad to hear opinions from this forum because the doctors in my country are not that helpful (or educated).

Can anyone give me suggestions how to fight with my cold limbs?

I am lifting wights every other day and though I don't do any other form of training, I am trying to keep myself as active as I can (walking, stairs, etc).
And I'm quite a small guy. 5'7 and about 134-136 lb.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 08:05 AM
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Are you dieting? What does your daily food intake mainly consist of?
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Unread 11-21-2009, 08:40 AM
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Not at all. I'm trying to nail 300-400 cals surplus a day.

My daily food intake is:

Protein - 1-1.5 g/lb
Fat - 10 grams fish oil
Carbs - most of the rest calories.

It is all clean food actually - meet, coggage cheese, veggies, fruits and some oats and milk.
I usually count about 2500 cals on workout days and 2000 on non workout days. I guess that this ends up being about 300-400 cals surplus.
I get planty of vitamins and minerals from the food but I add some magnesium, vit C and calcium from tabs.

It's all by the rules, but...
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Unread 11-21-2009, 09:45 AM
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I'm not a doctor, but from experience I have seen this sort of thing in folks with low iron (are you eating enough beef, etc?) and anemia as well as people who are just plain sensitive to cold either naturally or because of a one time severe exposure (I am one of those). Only way to know for sure, is to get a check up and blood test by a competent doctor if you can find one. Till then, be sure you are also covering your head really well, as that is a source for body heat loss as well.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:32 PM
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I did a basic blood test and the results were very good - the numbers about the eventual anemia were on the top end of the "normal". I guessed that this is connected with the fact that I eat as healthy as I can do it for about a year.

But my hands, feet and nose are still cold... and certainly I am going for a private doctor in the coming days.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:52 PM
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what country are you in?
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Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). Why?
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Unread 11-23-2009, 09:52 AM
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you mentioned the dr.s aren't educated but you eat food that's common in a developed country, i.e. meats and cheeses. Just curious.
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Unread 11-25-2009, 09:31 AM
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There is a condition called Raynaud's disease I think where this happens - you might want to google it.
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Unread 11-25-2009, 10:18 AM
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Don't go outside.

More seriously, when exposed to cold, the body pulls blood away from extremities to the core to maintainbody temp. Cold extremities are normal.

So congratulations, you're normal
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