Is there any harm if your fingers become numb?


White or blue hands from the cold? 1 in 10 people suffer from it in the winter. These discolored and numb toes are often harmless, but can also indicate an underlying disease. In this episode of Holland University, rheumatologist Madelon Funk (Radboud University Medical Center) explains why your hands change color due to a cold and how you can recognize the underlying disease from those discolored hands.

0:00 Introduction

0:15 Cold hands in winter

0:34 Why do cold hands change color?

2:36 When are numb hands dangerous?

3:56 How serious is scleroderma?

Read also: Testimony Scleroderma: “A connective tissue disease that affects more and more parts of the body.”

Last updated: January 2024

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