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I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. i am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like i'm dead?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Cold hands: Do they turn red, white, & blue? You may have either raunaud's disease (vascular spasm)[http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/raynauds-disease/ds00433/dsection=symptoms or less likely, buerger's disease (inflamed, swollen, clotted blood vessels—associated with smoking) [http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/buergers-disease/ds00807] see doc for eval & treatment. Stop smoking!
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Raynaud's Syndrome: What you describe is consistent with raynauds phenomenon, which is a vascular over-reactivity where arteries clamp down in the extremities, causing cold hands and/or feet, sometimes even with fingers and toes turning blue or white or red. It can exist by itself or it can be associated with other diseases, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. You should talk to your medical provider about it.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2014


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