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Why Do A Lot Of Women Have Cold Hands and Feet? — ‘The Why’

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why do a lot of women have cold hands and feet?” you ask? That’s a sad question. (Still, it beats answering the question: “Why does my boyfriend think shaving down there makes him look bigger?”)

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This will be a quickie. (No, that is not what she said.) Anyone who has shared a bed with numerous women with cold feet and has been curious as to why he is in that predicament—other than his excruciating inability to ever say “no”— could answer the question.

Elementary, my dear readers.  Women have cold hands and feet because of circulation. Confirmation can be found on sites such as Real Simple. There Mark Eskandari, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois, elaborated:

“The nerves that control blood flow to the hands and feet are more sensitive in women than in men. So when the temperature drops, their vessels constrict more, warming blood flow slows, and their extremities feel cold.”

He also notes that gals have lower blood pressure than guys. “When they’re cold or stressed and their blood pressure drops, blood is redirected to the heart and away from the hands and feet.”

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A family physician in Grand Rapids, Michigan, James Applegate, pointed out that there could be another reason for the cold hands and feet phenomenon. He stated: “Some experts believe that women tend to hold heat in the core, where the heart and uterus are, so they can protect developing fetuses.” He was quick to add, however, that this is little more than a theory at present.

Why do a lot of women have cold hands and feet? Now you know.

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About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.