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My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

Clammy hands: Sweaty palms can be completely normal, the product of stress or worry. When they are constantly clammy, regardless of situation, weather or stress level, it may be due to hyperhidrosis. This condition is one of overactive nerve impulses causing sweaty palms, soles and underarms. It can be very isolating, and many people never get diagnosed. If it concerns her, have her see her dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

Sweat soles: No it does not mean you have diabetes. It means your anxiety level may be high to cause your sweat glands to produce more sweat. It's typically a hormone caused issue with no concerns. ...Read more

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Clammy hands, clammy feet, high metabolism?

Clammy hands, clammy feet, high metabolism?

Can be circulation.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. It would be a good idea to keep your feet warm anyway. It would be wise at this point to see your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid? my hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. would this also be thyroid related?

Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid?  my hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. would this also be thyroid related?

Can be, check w/ Dr.: The thyroid controls the thermoregulation of the body, so often when people have cold hands and feet in the dead of summer, that's a tip off! However, other things must be taken into account as well. You have a history of thyroid cancer, headache, and thyroidectomy. So make sure your thyroid panel is evaluated carefully by your doctor, and levothyroxine is optimized. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of sweaty/clammy hands permanently?

Can i get rid of sweaty/clammy hands permanently?

Sympathectomy: But there are many pitfalls to this surgery, so i really wouldn't recommend. Just use driclor as needed. ...Read more

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Anything to cure clammy hands (increase circulation?)?

Anything to cure clammy hands (increase circulation?)?

Ca or alpha blocker.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. Calcium blockers like Nifedipine and Alpha blockers, like prazocin can help raynaud's. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of constant clammy hands?

How can I get rid of constant clammy hands?

Med Eval: Have you seen a physician to determine the cause. Some causes can be treated. ...Read more

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Experienced a wave of anxiety the last few weeks and now that im more calm i have frequent mild sweaty or clammy hands. Normal?

Experienced a wave of anxiety the last few weeks and now that im more calm i have frequent mild sweaty or clammy hands. Normal?

Not unusual, but: Normal? No. You're fortunate to be past the wave, but even these milder anxiety symptoms are just that - not terrible, but not normal. You can probably learn how to lessen them or avoid them in CBT therapy or meditation. It doesn't seem severe enough to risk Rx side effects, but some Dr's may suggest that. Think hard before you do that. Best wishes! ...Read more