Are fingers or toes more likely to become frostbitten?



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    Yes.  As you are exposed to cold weather for a prolonged period, your body begins to constrict bloodflow to arms and legs in order to make sure it can get adequate blood to vital organs.  This also helps your overall body temperature to not drop.  The parts farthest from your heart, your fingers and toes, are the first to experience this constriction.  As your body detects hypothermia, it cuts off circulation to your extremities to prevent them from sending cold blood back to the internal organs.  This is what is causes frostbite.

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