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what does it mean when your hand and feet are always cold

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Physiologic variant: This condition can be a normal variant -- unless it happens suddenly or of a new onset -.
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Normal or abnormal!: The body maintains temperature by limiting blood flow to skin of the extremities to avoid heat loss. When this reflex is exaggerated, cold hands and c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
They change color?: Do they change color? Are they cold to touch? The remedy is the correct diagnosis. If you smoke - stop. Dress warmly as central warmth can help impr ... Read More
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Cold hands and feet: could be raynauds seek evaluation by your physician to determine if there is an underlying condition,if so treating that will help if there is no und ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. A good medical check up would likely be a good place to start.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Do they feel cold?: There are a variety of causes of cold hands and feet including vascular and metabolic which are my top two. Do they feel cold? Do they change colo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly Rainauds: Hi u may have what is called raynauds which is affected by cold weather and is common in young people could also be some vasospastic disorder would se ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Nerve or blood flow: If actually cold, could be a vascular disorder such as raynauds disease. If feel cold but skin is actually warm to touch, it could be peripheral neuro ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Raynauds: What you are describing pending no other candor ions such as anemia or hypothyroidism among others could be raynaud's disease. Keep your hands and fee ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You may have hyperthyroidism, anemia, or several other causes for these symptoms. Get a complete evaluation, including specialty consult if necessar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Cold not = to blue: Raynaud's is characterized by color changes due to spasm of the blood vessels. Blanching is usually the first change, followed by cyanosis (blue), an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Normal: We loose heat through our extremities (hands, and feet) and our ears and nose. That is why in winter time you have to keep these parts more covered th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Raynaud's Phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon occurs when the extremities of the body, usually the fingers and toes, change colour and may become painful. It is due to a narro ... Read More
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