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How come my hands and feet swell up during the summer or when the weather gets warmer?

How come my hands and feet swell up during the summer or when the weather gets warmer?

Swelling: Swelling like this can be mild fluid retention from salt excess, dietary changes, and if recurrent and mild, is harmless, especially if heart, kidney, lung and medicine side effects are ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Cold hands warmheart: Blood is restricted from hands and feet in cold weather to keep the brain and organs warm. Lack of circulation can predispose to swelling. ...Read more

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My hands and feet swell when I am cold. What can cause this?

My hands and feet swell when I am cold. What can cause this?

Raynauds: There's an entity called raynauds which causes clamping down of blood vessels in cold environments. The extremities can change color, be painful or even swell. Wear gloves or mittens to keep them warm and see your doc. There are some meds that may help. ...Read more

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Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Need more info: When does it occur? Is it related to some activity or contact? How do you know it is not "allergic"? ...Read more

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My hands and feet swell when I'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

My hands and feet swell when I'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it will decrease the blood flow to your feet and hands by temporarily decreasing the blood flow to these areas, thereby creating the swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet swell up randomly?

Why do my hands and feet swell up randomly?

Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then I would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet swell?

Why do my hands and feet swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For the past three days my hands and feet swell up I don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?

For the past three days my hands and feet swell up I don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?

Think BP: High blood pressure, and certain medications used to treat them can cause peripheral edema. Excess sodium intake can lead to fluid retention as well. Talk to your doctor to see if this is the case, or if there is another cause for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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When my blood pressure is high, y does my hands & feet swell?

When my blood pressure is high, y does my hands & feet swell?

Fluid retention (?): I suspect you may retain a little fluid - perhaps as part of premenstrual syndrome (?) - at any rate, for whatever reason, that will make you swell and raise your BP. (the BP doesn't cause the swelling). If you meticulously avoid salt during those vulnerable days, you can help minimize both swelling and BP elevations. ...Read more

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Why do my hands, knees and (sometimes) feet swell & hurt at night? I'm 24/f/ & a bartender. I don't eat a ton of salt and I drink plenty of water.

Why do my hands, knees and (sometimes) feet swell & hurt at night? I'm 24/f/ & a bartender. I don't eat a ton of salt and I drink plenty of water.

Not typical: It is not normal to have bilateral joint swelling on a regular basis. If you only had feet swelling after working a shift you might be able to explain that but not with the knees or hands. A more detailed history, examination and labs are needed to get a better idea of what might be the cause. ...Read more

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LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/[email protected], [email protected], random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed, ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

More testing: The next "round" of testing woyld include a 24hour heart monitor to rule out any arrythmia. A Full metabolic workup is necessary to exclude endocrine causes. (Cortisol, sugar, thyroid) A 24 hour urine should be done to rule out carcinoid and pheochromocytoma. Lastly a neurologic evaluation to rule out autonomic dysfunction. ...Read more

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My hands and feet don't remain warm during winters. Please help.

My hands and feet don't remain warm during winters. Please help.

Consider Raynaud's: This may be Raynaud's syndrome. This is often a benign condition, that is uncomfortable but poses no danger of gangrene. However it may be associated with underlying problems (scleroderma most often) that may require treatment. You should have an evaluation by a rheumatologist or a vascular specialist ...Read more

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My hands and feet are cold during the day, but are warm at night and early morning. What is the meaning of this?

My hands and feet are cold during the day, but are warm at night and early morning. What is the meaning of this?

Hard to say: One of the main causes of temperature changes in your hands and feet can be circulation, and can be normal. If troubling you though or a change from your normal, best to get a good history and exam. Some circulation changes can be serious. Some nerve conditions can cause it, so can endocrine issues like thyroid, diabetes. I always consider medications and some systemic problems. ...Read more

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I have tingly soles of feet when I walk after quite some distance. They burn in the morning & my hands get red and swell in warm temperatures?

I have tingly soles of feet when I walk after quite some distance. They burn in the morning & my hands get red and swell in warm temperatures?

Have labs checked: You may be developing a neuropathy. See your doctor for an exam and labs tests to check your thyroid and sugar levels. Don't drink alcohol or smoke and if you are vegetarian take a vitamin B12 supplement. ...Read more

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I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more

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I have hand and foot swelling. I have problems about my shoes they unfit to me. What can I do?

I have hand and foot swelling. I have problems about my shoes they unfit to me. What can I do?

Foot swelling: 1st get shoes that fit and purchase toward end of day. You also find out what ois the cause of the swelling. At your age I doubt it's circulatory. Any injury recently or new shoes worn recently? More info would help. ...Read more

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For the past three days My 3 year old has sporadic episodes of pain in his hands and feet. They get red slightly swollen and warm when you touch It?

For the past three days My 3 year old has sporadic episodes of pain in his hands and feet. They get red slightly swollen and warm when you touch It?

Swollen hands and fe: There are many reasons to have swollen hands and feet. My concern if there is also joint pain and swelling around the joints. You need to check with his pediatrician who might refer your son to a pediatric rheumatologist. At the same time we need to check his urine for protein just to make sure we are not dealing with a nephrology problem related to kidney issues also. ...Read more