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How come when something scares me, my hands and feet go cold and then start to tingle?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Adrenaline
Our body responds to fear with a release of adrenaline.
Adrenaline (the flight or fight hormone) prepares our body for an emergency by decreasing the circulation to the limbs (so you bleed less if you get slashed) & shunting the blood to the major organs. It also increases respiration which changes the pH of the blood which can cause a tingly sensation.

In brief: Adrenaline
Our body responds to fear with a release of adrenaline.
Adrenaline (the flight or fight hormone) prepares our body for an emergency by decreasing the circulation to the limbs (so you bleed less if you get slashed) & shunting the blood to the major organs. It also increases respiration which changes the pH of the blood which can cause a tingly sensation.
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