Hi All, I’ve dealt with various levels of ray aids all my adult life, from fingers and toes so cold I become frantic, feel like I’ll vomit, and almost sobbing, but the kicker is that twice I’ve lost substantial weight (100lbs+). Both times the raynauds progresses into bone white , totally numb fingers. Obviously my weight has something to do with this. Has anyone else found that body fat plays a part in all this?
I know it’s been almost a year since you posted this, but I am sort of new to the site and just came across this post, so I thought I would reply anyway.
I few years ago (before I was diagnosed with Raynaud’s) I had anorexia and was severely underweight. I am closer to a healthy weight at this point, but I am still slightly underweight and have a lower body fat percentage than the normal range for females my age.
I am not a doctor nor have I ever seen any scientific study proving this or anything, but it makes sense that having lower body fat would predispose a person to not retaining heat as well.
My mother constantly admonishes me, telling me that I am so cold because I “have no fat to keep [me] warm!” :p
Again, I have no proof that this is true, but it does make sense.
I have diagnosed with Raynaud’s since January. I am thin too. I didn’t use to eat at work and every single time I had an attack. Recently, I started eating and I noticed that the attacks were fewer and lasted less than before. So from my experience, I believe that a balanced diet is important to our problem.
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