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A 100-year-old female asked:

I have zero tolerance for particular temps,if its under 75 degrees my feet turn blood red,legs are numb and painful, my hands turn white(not raynauds) and i cant even tolerate the grocery store because its literally painful. what can cause this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Cold intolerance: This is unusually severe cold intolerance. I recommend getting tested for underactive thyroid and anemia. Less common causes would be taking beta blockers or anticoagulants or being very underweight. A rare cause is a disorder of a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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