Neuropathy and Cold Weather

Neuropathy and Cold Weather

Bill Cross

Cold weather presents special challenges for those with health concerns such as neuropathy. In fact, myriad studies have shown that death rates peak this time of year. Blood pressure increases during the winter, and, by some reckonings, 70% of the wintertime increase in the death rate can be traced back to heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular causes of death.

Prolonged exposure to the cold causes the body to slow blood circulation to the hands and feet in an effort to preserve the body’s core temperature. The reduced blood flow can intensify neuropathy symptoms and potentially cause further damage to already affected peripheral nerves. This is of special concern to those who experience their neuropathy pain as a numbness or tingling sensation. Their ability to measure the effects of the cold is compromised since they already experience those physical warning signals that would otherwise indicate a need to get to warmer conditions. NeuropAWAY® is a patent pending formula that combines Taurine with other key ingredients to improve blood supply to damaged and needy nerves. This increased blood flow helps to increase conduction velocity and eliminate mixed signals (Neuropathic Pain). NeuropAWAY® is the only supplement that contains this patent pending formula!

As the cold weather sits in, there are a few changes in your routine that can help prevent further nerve damage to already affected peripheral nerves. Be sure to wear warm, dry clothing, protect your hands and feet, and don’t stay out in the cold too long. Also, limit things that can cause your blood vessels to narrow, such as caffeine, alcohol, and smoking. Try to make exercise a daily routine to improve circulation and try to get a good massage as often as possible.