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Anxiety induced cold hands and feet

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My boyfriend have a colostomy and he had been diagnosed with hepatitis B.
His body temperature is high even tough he is cold most of the time. I would like to know "why" I am icy cold when I am around him? Especially my hands and feet.


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replied January 26th, 2009
Anxiety and Stress Answer A5510


Peripheral vasoconstriction that causes cold hands and feet might be a sign of anxiety. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for this vasoconstriction and for the cold sweat. In your case, the picture of your boyfriend ill causes an emotional reaction that causes an adequate sympathetic action.


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