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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Have Cold Hands And Feet

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Does having cold hands and feet necessarily mean I have raynaud disease?

No: Medications such as beta blockers can cause. Some normal people have cold hands and feet. ...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

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I sweat a lot than I used to and I also have cold hands and feet even when it's hot outside, after I shower and especially at night. What is the cause?

I sweat a lot than I used to and I also have cold hands and feet even when it's hot outside, after I shower and especially at night. What is the cause?

Consider Raynaud's: Cold hands and feet can be triggered by stress, cold water and cold ambient temperature. You should be evaluated for possible raynaud's which is a vasomotor spasm of the small vessels in the fingers, toes, noes and ear lobes. ...Read more

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Cold hands and feet, is this caused by bad circulation?

Not necessarily: It could be but not necessarily. Other possible causes include it just being cold. Some people can have cold hands and feet normally in surprisingly warm temperatures. ...Read more

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Can atenenol 37.5 cause hallucinations and cold hands and feet?

Can atenenol 37.5 cause hallucinations and cold hands and feet?

Possible: 51 but I know little about U. Atenolol is B.P. & B-Blocker med which lowers heart rate. If U have atherosclerosis affecting major blood vessels, Atenolo decreases blood flow to areas affected, esp distal extremities. Why do U take Atenolol & what other meds taken. Atherosclerosis comes esp from Diabetes, HTN, High Cholesterol, Smoking. Atenolol does not affect brain signif, but low blood flow can. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cold hands and feet to be related to internal bleeding?

Is it possible for cold hands and feet to be related to internal bleeding?

Possible: 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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Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough, cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Baby has cold hands and feet, no temp, cough, cold runny nappies and sickness. What do we do?

Infant Circulation: Dear mom, as long as your baby doesn't act sick, has normal activity, appetite and sleep then there is nothing to worry about. Infants normally have variable circulation to hands and feet which is the likely reason for your observation of cold hands and feet. Best regards, dr. Mease. ...Read more

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What to do if I get cold hands and feet and the extrimity of my 2fingers got white without blood?

What to do if I get cold hands and feet and the extrimity of my 2fingers got white without blood?

Cold injury: Slow gradual warming is treatment of choice for mild cold injury (chilblains / frostbite) that you are describing. Avoid further episodes of cold exposure as tissue will be sensitive for a year or so. If this happens frequently & at temperatures that don't bother others, you may have reynauds disease - see a doctor in this case. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes cold and sweaty when I'm anxious.....also I'm cold all over?

Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes cold and sweaty when I'm anxious.....also I'm cold all over?

Cold hands & feet: Is a common symptom of anxiety. Anxiety causes the body to go into a "flight or fight" response, preparing the body to get away from whatever is causing the anxiety. Heart rate increases, blood supply is shifted to the heart and muscles and away from the skin. This is felt most in the hands and feet as these are farthest from the heart. ...Read more

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I have really cold hands and feet, is this a circulation problem? Anything I can do without a dr. Visit?

Yes and No: Usually cold hands and feet are more typical of raynaud's syndrome; the blood vessels contract when in a cold environment, making them colder. Best to wear gloves (even indoors, if needed). Socks & house shoes for the feet. Peripheral vascular disease can also cause cold feet (although not usually cold hands) and would be associated with pain in the calves with walking/exercise. ...Read more