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Is it actually harmful to have cold hands/feet, or just annoying?

Is it actually harmful to have cold hands/feet, or just annoying?

Mostly annoying: It could represent reynaud's phenomonon where blood flow gets reduced in the cold dramatically. If mild, it is annoying. In the most severe cases, especially when exposed to severe cold, the lack of blood flow could actually cause damage to tips of fingers, and toes, but this is with the worst cases and the worst cold. Most of the time, just having cold hands is just that and warm gloves help. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Cold Hands (Definition)

Cold hands = decreased temperature of hands. It may be related to poor ...Read more


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Recently have been getting cold hands/feet. Never happened before. Only started after i try to workout 30minutes everyday. Is this normal/healthy?

Recently have been getting cold hands/feet. Never happened before. Only started after i try to workout 30minutes everyday. Is this normal/healthy?

Rule out: Raynaud's disease. It is a rare disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes. The cause is unknown, but the phenomenon is a problem with blood flow. Because the body limits blood flow to the hands and feet, it makes the fingers or toes feel cold and numb. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Can losartan cause cold hands/feet ?

Can losartan cause cold hands/feet ?

No: It leans toward dilation of blood vessels, not constriction, thus would not cause cold hands or feet. (it's main action, however, is in the kidney, just to be perfectly clear). ...Read more

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Is cold hands feet normal with adult fever?

Is cold hands feet normal with adult fever?

Fever: When the hypothalamus has reset the thermostat of your body to produce fever, one way in which it is done is to shut off peripheral circulation so that you do not lose heat by convection and conduction. This makes your extremities feel cold. Great question, hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would Fibromyalgia ever start of a sudden onset, with cold hands & feet, night time fever. And then 2weeks of ‘typical’ fibro pains and symptoms?

Would Fibromyalgia ever start of a sudden onset, with cold hands & feet, night time fever. And then 2weeks of ‘typical’ fibro pains and symptoms?

It could !: Fibromyalgia is a vague difficult to prove condition It covers a great range of unrelated musculoskeletal symptoms Some clinicians even question the existence of such a diagnosis and there is no definitive laboratory test for it ...Read more

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When I am sitting in air conditioning for awhile or it’s cold outside, my heart rate gets slow and my chest starts to hurt. could there be something going on with my heart? Why does my chest feel uncomfortable in the cold? Hands&feet also cold

When I am sitting in air conditioning for awhile or it’s cold outside, my heart rate gets slow and my chest starts to hurt. could there be something going on with my heart? Why does my chest feel uncomfortable in the cold? Hands&feet also cold

Muscular contraction: When a person feels cold, the muscles contract to generate heat. That may be causing the symptoms you experience. Just wear more clothes when in a room that is colder than your comfort.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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6 months on 30mg adderal small hives on face appeared 2 days ago spreading although very small should I b concerned? Have cold hands/feet

6 months on 30mg adderal small hives on face appeared 2 days ago spreading although very small should I b concerned? Have cold hands/feet

Unrelated: It would be unlikely to become allergic to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) after having taken it regularly for 6 months. Try some antihistamine to see if it controls your hives. If the hives persist >8 weeks, consult an allergist. I am more concerned about your cold hands and feet (if newly developed) plus mouth ulcers. If these are persistent issues, see a rheumatologist as well. ...Read more

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Had ANA test done, came back borderline. My complaint cold, hands feet. Doc referred me to rheumatologist. How important is this to get checked?

Had ANA test done, came back borderline. My complaint cold, hands feet. Doc referred me to rheumatologist. How important is this to get checked?

Very important: It is likely you have raynauds disease. It is important to have this issue evaluated as it may often be associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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Im a well nourished, healthy 20 y/o this month i gotten 3 periods of nausea rapid heartbeat cold hands & feet yet feel very well after; is it anxiety?

Im a well nourished, healthy 20 y/o this month i gotten 3 periods of nausea rapid heartbeat cold hands & feet yet feel very well after; is it anxiety?

Not think so: All anxiety may be a possibility there may be something else going on. It's hard to be certain that there may be a gastrointestinal issues that need to be evaluated. It would be best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

Common: Hard to explain, but common finding. Many people with normal thyroids and circulation complain of this. If your TSH is normal there is no contribution from the thyroid. ...Read more

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Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

Concerned about narrow pulse pressures, under 20, when upright eg: 98/84. Very cold hands/feet, blue, worse on one side, fatigue, 2x syncope, EKG norm?

See Dr: Syncope x anything is not common or usual, so if your BP is on low side and you "fall out, " then need evaluated by dr asap to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing freezing cold hands, feet, nose and penis. I also have ED and high cholesterol and i'm only 19. I don't know what to do?

I've been experiencing freezing cold hands, feet, nose and penis. I also have ED and high cholesterol and i'm only 19. I don't know what to do?

See an internist: You need a full detailed medical evaluation followed perhaps by consultation with a vascular specialist. Do this fairly rapidly, since the work-up may consume some time. Good luck and hope things work out well soon. ...Read more

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What are the normal discomforts of a 36weeks pregnant with gerd?It freaks me when im having breathlessness, cold hands&feet feeling that I have to burp

What are the normal discomforts of a 36weeks pregnant with gerd?It freaks me when im having breathlessness, cold hands&feet feeling that I have to burp

Hang in there!: You're almost done! gerd symptoms with pregnancy are no different than anyone else with progressive ; atypical dyspepsia. The difference is what drugs you can (or not) safely take. Avoid foods ; behavior that delay stomach emptying ;/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated ; fizzy drinks. No bedtime snacks. ...Read more

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Chlills, pain in lower back and neck, nausea, loss of appetite & cold hands/feet. Also recently a headache that intensifies when moving eyes.

Chlills, pain in lower back and neck, nausea, loss of appetite & cold hands/feet. Also recently a headache that intensifies when moving eyes.

Virus: These symptoms are consistent with a flu like viral infection which usually runs its course in several days to a week without specific treatment except rest, adequate fluid intake and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the aches and pains.If symptoms persist beyond that time frame or worsen, consult your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mild dyspnea-increases on exertion, lower back pain, fatigue, difficult to concentrate, cold hands/feet, painless blisters on end of tongue. Help!

Mild dyspnea-increases on exertion, lower back pain, fatigue, difficult to concentrate, cold hands/feet, painless blisters on end of tongue. Help!

Need more info: This constellation of symptoms could be unrelated and appear rather non-specific. A thorough history and physical examination should be performed by your doctor to elicit a diagnosis or multiple diagnoses. He may want to check your thyroid, blood levels and heart function. Go to er if shortness of breath worsens, you develop chest pain, or dizziness. ...Read more

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Please help, im 33 weeks pregnant.Shortly after eating will feel bloated, breathless, dizzy, get sensitive with noise, very uneasy, cold hands&feet, weak?

Please help, im 33 weeks pregnant.Shortly after eating will feel bloated, breathless, dizzy, get sensitive with noise, very uneasy, cold hands&feet, weak?

Glucose: Please take this urgently to your ob. You sound like you may have developed gestational diabetes or even another dangerous condition known as pre-eclampsia. ...Read more