This leaflet includes some very helpful advice provided by the Raynaud’s Association and specific guidance for people with ME/CFS. Cold hands and feet are likely caused by a disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This is a part of the nervous system that helps to control the size of blood vessels, and then the blood flow, to key parts of the body such as the brain. Where the problem is more severe, and attacks become more frequent or persistent, it is called Raynaud’s phenomenon – or just Raynauds.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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