Having a feeling of coldness in your fingers and toes is perfectly normal during a colder season. However, sometimes this sensation could be a warning of a disease known as Raynaud’s disease. Why are the fingers and toes affected by this disease and how to know you might be at risk?
Raynaud’s phenomenon often occurs on its own, said Versus Arthritis.
The charity added: “This is called primary Raynaud’s phenomenon.
“Primary Raynaud’s is a fairly common condition. It affects more women than men.
“Most people with primary Raynaud’s won’t go on to develop any further problems.
“Raynaud’s can also be linked with other conditions, such as scleroderma, and less commonly lupus.
“When this happens, it’s called secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon.
“Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon usually affects young women and teenage girls, but men, babies, children and older people can also be affected. It sometimes runs in families.”