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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Cold Extremities (Overview)

Cold extremities refers to cold hands or feet and can be caused by a number of different conditions, some as simple as being out in the cold and others representing an underlying acute or chronic medical condition.


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Is it true that poor blood circulation is the main causes cold extremities in healthy people?

Is it true that poor blood circulation is the main causes cold extremities in healthy people?

Maybe: People can have poor circulation with cold extremities but people people cab have cold extremities without disease. Tests may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
11 doctors shared insights

Cold Extremities (Overview)

Cold extremities refers to cold hands or feet and can be caused by a number of different conditions, some as simple as being out in the cold and others representing an underlying acute or chronic medical condition.


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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
Daily
Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
Daily
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Treatment for cold extremities and late/scanty periods?

Treatment for cold extremities and late/scanty periods?

Several: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?

What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
Once
Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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Is it true that poor blood circulation is the main causes cold extremities in healthy people?

Maybe: People can have poor circulation with cold extremities but people people cab have cold extremities without disease. Tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Circulation issues: Yes, circulation can impair blood flow to the hands and feet, and cause cold hands and feet, and in some cases even numbness. Another condition referred to as raynaud's phenomenon or disease can also cause whitish/bluish discoloration and cold hands and feet. I agree see a vascular specialist to determinie if you have either condition. ...Read more

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27 y/o athletic male, often switching from having hot flashes to point of sweating & cold extremities. Increased in past 3 years. Daily occurrence.

27 y/o athletic male, often switching from having hot flashes to point of sweating & cold extremities. Increased in past 3 years. Daily occurrence.

Sweating: I would start by seeing an athletic trainer. If that works out - fine! If it doesn't please let your doctor know about your problems and see what can be done to help you get better. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more