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Friday, December 04, 2009 Painful cold chill in left arm & fingers, Community Member, asks

Q: what causes the left arm, hand & three fingers to feel cold, numbness and pain

My girl friend is forty seven years old; she is on a lot of medication, including blood-pressure, nerve, pain, mood stabilizer,calcium which she don't take,that's just to name a few. My biggest concern is that she is having severe pain in her left arm, hand and three fingers (pinky,ring,middle).The pain is also accompanied by a cold sensation. Is this a possible stroke?

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Mike Farris, Community Member
12/ 4/09 9:51am

Poor circulation caused by clogged arteries (and a warning sign for stroke) is mostly likely the reason for the numbness, cold feeling, and pain. Heart disease is not just a male problem... it's the #1 killer of women, and the #1 cause of early disability. At age 47 your girl friend needs to make some changes. Here's a website that gives very helpful information about solving the condition you describe.

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