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A 45-year-old member asked:

Why are my hands purple and feet are red and burning?

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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south.

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Burning hands and feet are duo to what?

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why are my hands and feet always red?

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Blood flow pattern: One common reason is that our hands and feet are locations of terminal circulation, therefore the blood flow pattern is different in these areas. Therefore with use the increased flow to these areas causes increased redness relative to other areas with a more brisk flow pattern. Be glad they aren't more white, which may be an indicator of poor blood flow.
Last updated Jan 20, 2018


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