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A 20-year-old female asked:

My hands and feet keep going really cold. and my feet and knees seem to go a really deep purple colour in places.. why is this? thanks

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Cold/purple hands/ft: Seek medical attention this week.Seems to fit Raynauds disease/phenomenon which is vasospasm in finger and toes related to cold or stress. Hyperactive response of the vessals. Is either primary of unknown cause or related to a underlying autoimmune disease, thyroid, lyme,carpel tunnel, MS.Worsened by caffeine and smoking, lo magnesium, drugs (like ADHD,b-blockers,bromoncriptine),repetitive work.
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