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What are possible reasons for always having cold hands and feet?

What are possible reasons for always having cold hands and feet?

Cold feet and hands: Pernio is caused by exposure to cold for a long period of time without freezing or by very wet conditions. Raynauds syndrome is an abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels with cooling of the fingers or toes. Cryoglobulins are proteins, which are normally dissolved in the blood, that become solids or gels when cold. These are some causes of cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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Cold Hands (Definition)

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What could be the reason why my hands and feet are always cold?

What could be the reason why my hands and feet are always cold?

Cold feet: Circulatory problems are the most common culprit for cold feet. Blood must travel a long way to get from the heart to your feet, and there could be many factors causing it arrive more slowly (or with less volume). If you are a smoker, this is one of the largest factors. It could also be caused from the way you are sitting if it is for a prolonged period of time. Or just wear thicker socks. ...Read more

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For what reason are my feet always cold?

For what reason are my feet always cold?

Vascular: If this is a signficant severe problem for you, then i would see a physician for evaluation of possible vascular (blood flow) insufficiency. It is also possible that this is completely normal for you, and there is no underlying pathology. ...Read more

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What could be reason that my hands are and feet always cold?

What could be reason that my hands are and feet always cold?

Nerve or blood flow: If actually cold, could be a vascular disorder such as raynauds disease. If feel cold but skin is actually warm to touch, it could be peripheral neuropathy. See your physician. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands and feet get numb easily?

What are some possible reasons that my hands and feet get numb easily?

Possible neuropathy: You may possess a mild developing peripheral neuropathy, but you may also have a hereditary sensitivity to pressure palsies, which means transient compression of nerves by certain positions like leaning elbow or crossing legs. There are other possibilities, but the intermittent symptoms suggest a benign condition. Have your doctor assess and examine. ...Read more

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19yr male. What could be the reason why my hands and feet are always cold?

19yr male. What could be the reason why my hands and feet are always cold?

Cold feet: Circulatory problems are the most common culprit for cold feet. Blood must travel a long way to get from the heart to your feet, and there could be many factors causing it arrive more slowly (or with less volume). If you are a smoker, this is one of the largest factors. It could also be caused from the way you are sitting if it is for a prolonged period of time. Or just wear thicker socks. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons i keep having these hand tremors?

What are the possible reasons i keep having these hand tremors?

Many possibilites: At your age, benign (not a disease) tremor which is inherited can start. It is more apparent when you focus on a task, and disappears when you rest or relax. Tremor occurs with some medicines, toxic exposures, alcohol use and withdrawal, fatigue of small muscles and electrolyte imbalance. A simple examination of your nervous system and some blood tests is in order. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands and feet get red during exercise?

Increased blood flow: Exercise will create increased blood flow to extremities which can give a red appearance of skin since many vessels close to skin are expanded with blood. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands get cold when i type?

Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by the american society for surgery of the hand: http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/cold-hand.Aspx. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my hands and feet always freezing?

Any reason why are my hands and feet always freezing?

Blood profusion: Generally it could be related to blood perfusion or vascular perfusion to your feet and hands. It may also be related to winter temperatures and your body natural protective reaction to keep most warm blood to your core. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are my hands and feet always freezing?

Can any doc explain why are my hands and feet always freezing?

Feel cold or touch?: If they always feel cold but are not cold when touching with your hand or someone elses then it is probably a form of neuropathy. If they are actually cold to touch of the hand then it may be a vascular related condition. Is there any skin color changes such as bluish or red? That is often associated with circulation. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands get numb randomly and while sleeping?

What are some possible reasons that my hands get numb randomly and while sleeping?

Nerve compression: A common symptom of nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome is periodic numbness especially at night. There is increased swelling within the carpal tunnel at night in addition to the different positions the wrist may be in such as increased flexion or extension which also increase the pressure. An evaluation from hand surgeon can determine if you have a nerve compression. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why my fingers are always cold?

What are some reasons why my fingers are always cold?

Circulation: Get evaluated by your physician as it could be signs of poor circulation. It could be a vasculitis or peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke, stop! have your circulation evaluated to prevent potential complications. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my feet are always so cold?

What are reasons why my feet are always so cold?

Cold feet: There are various reasons for cold feet. I suggest you see a primary care physician, as this cold be signs of vascular compromise, nerve disease, and other conditions that can alter his life. A full workup can help rule in and out certain medical conditions accurately. Or it could be due to the fact you live in colorado and its winter ;-) j/k. ...Read more

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What causes you to have cold hands and feet all the time?

What causes you to have cold hands and feet all the time?

Common sensation.: But usually nothing is found. The things we worry about are circulatory and nerve problems. Rarely is this a presenting problem of endocrine or rheumatologic disease. To be honest the VAST majority of patients with this complaint have no significant finding to suggest anything wrong with them. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands go numb and tingly?

What are some possible reasons that my hands go numb and tingly?

Nerve compression: One of the most common reasons is carpal tunnel syndrome. You should get an evaluation from a hand surgeon who will examine you and possibly order nerve tests and/or ultrasound which will determine if you have an issue with your nerve and where it is located. Depending on if it is a nerve compression or neuropathy the surgeon will order appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and hands always cold? No thyroid issue.

Why are my feet and hands always cold? No thyroid issue.

Cold: Cold hands and feet may mean a problem with blood flow - uncommon at your age, but needs the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are my hands and feet always so cold?

Can any doc explain why are my hands and feet always so cold?

Are they really cold: Or do you perceive them as being cold? If the latter neuropathy of some sort, if the former you could have microvascular issues like a raymauds phenomenon. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands get swollen and puffy while numb?

What are some possible reasons that my hands get swollen and puffy while numb?

Get diagnosed first: This is a common feeling that patients describe when hands go numb. If you havenot already seen your pcp or neurologist then see them soon to diagnose the reason for your hands going numb. The commonest problem is called carpal tunnel syndrome. Once diagnosis is confirmed you will get a referral to a hand specialist for probable surgical release of compression of the median nerve. ...Read more