Progesterone and cold hands and feet are connected through the action of blood thinning. Hormone imbalances induced by environmental poisons are often at the root of the problem. This condition is the result of a circulatory problem (called Raynaud's disease in its severest form) where the blood vessels in the hands and feet are so constricted they turn white and icy cold. Chilblains are a likely outcome if correct clothing is not worn.
Progesterone helps to thin blood making it easier for it to travel through constricted vessels. Maintaining adequate levels is an important part of the treatment for this condition. In addition 15 to 75ml/day of flax oil (for its Omega 3 essential fatty acid content) should also be taken because of its ability to reduce levels of thromboxane (a prostaglandin that causes arteries to constrict and blood to clot). Omega 3 also thins blood and increases red blood cell flexibility, as does Niacin (Vitamin B3). To find out more about progesterone therapy in general and how it benefits health issues other than cold hands and feet, please click here.