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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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My 6 wk old has cold hands and feet does it mean she is too cold and need more clothes on?

My 6 wk old has cold hands and feet does it mean she is too cold and need more clothes on?

No.: If she is acting well, drinking her milk well, making urine and feces normally, gaining weight like she should, then she is likely fine. I always advise dressing a child in the same way that you are comfortable. For example, if you are comfortable in a t shirt then your baby should not be in a sweater and two blankets. Read more

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Do cold hands and feet mean a weak immune system? I take vitamin d supplements and eat relatively healthy. Or likely something else?

Unlikely: cold hands and feet do not a poor immune system. It may be a thyroid issue, it may be a circulation issue but I doubt as you are quite young to have a circulation problem... It may just be you with no cause. Read more

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What causes cold hands and feet?

What causes cold hands and feet?

See details: If the skin of the hands turn blue or blanch with the cold exposure then raynaud's disease is the likely cause. Read more

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Why do I have cold hands and feet indoors?

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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Can it be harmful to have cold hands and feet?

Can it be harmful to have cold hands and feet?

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's is a common reason why this can occur. If this is the reason why your hands and feet are cold you would have to be cautious when going out in cold weather as you are more susceptible to frostbite or childbains. Read more

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Can a normal baby have cold hands and feet off and on?

Can a normal baby have cold hands and feet off and on?

Yes: Babies may have cool hands and feet for a variety of reasons. Most often, the baby may be under dressed, and by moving the warm blood from the extremities to the core (abdomen and chest), baby is conserving heat and energy. If your baby feels cool all over or is acting sick, consult your doctor right away. 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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Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Activity: The best things are the simple things- gloves, socks, activity (walking). I you are concerned about your circulation then a vascular ultrasound will help answer your questions. Read more

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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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I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

Exercise.: If you aren't getting enough exercise, you are not generating enough heat in your body to activate the entire cooling system - which includes sweating and directing blood flow to extremities. Read more

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What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

What Is The Reason For Cold Hands And FeeT?

May be normal: Peripheral vasoconstriction (blood vessels get narrow) due to cold weather may be the reason. May not be a problem Read more

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Can MS cause very cold hands and feet?

MS symptoms: Multiple sclerosis can cause a host of symptoms, including cold hands and feet. However, there are other causes of these symptoms as well such as Raynaud's Phenomenon/disease and sometimes it just happens and there is not a problem causing it! You should visit your primary care physician to discuss these symptoms. Read more

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What makes you get cold hands and feet even when it's very warm in the room?

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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I've always had cold hands and feet. Why does this happena and what can I do to prevent it?

Probably normal: It's probably normal but could be a sign of raynaud's disease which is associated with multiple rheumatological diseases. I would talk about it with your pcp or rheumatologist. Read more

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During the winter months I get bad cold hands and feet. What can cause it? And what can I do for it

Vascular condition: You might have a condition called raynaud's disease, where cold can cause blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose to constrict. There might be some slight bluish discoloration. You should have a discussion with your doctor about this or other possibilities. Read more

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Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Yes: Low TSH is most commonly seen in hyperthyrodism (elevated thyroid hormone level) and this condition can cause the symptoms described. See your doctor for an examination soon. Read more