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A 20-year-old male asked:

My hands and feet are always cold. i go to the gym 2-3x a week. i eat fine. no health issues. i am a 20 yr old guy. what is this? how do i help it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely normal: Most likely, normal. Get thyroid tested.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cold extremities: In a healthy, active young individual, cold hands and feet are just cold hands and feet and NOT a sign of underlying disease. If there is no numbness, tingling, pain and color change, and there is no substance use or medication use, probably OK. Blood pressure medications or fish oil supplements can be used with physician supervision, but may not be necessary. Good luck.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2016

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