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What does it mean when your hands and feet are always cold?

What does it mean when your hands and feet are always cold?

Normal or abnormal!: The body maintains temperature by limiting blood flow to skin of the extremities to avoid heat loss. When this reflex is exaggerated, cold hands and cold feet may occur in otherwise healthy person. Medication such as beta blockers can also cause cold hands and cold feet. Poor circulation, as can occur with congestive heart failure can also cause cold hands and cold feet. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands feet are always cold?

What does it mean when your hands feet are always cold?

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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What can I do if my hands and feet are always cold?

What can I do if my hands and feet are always cold?

Raynaud's?: You can take Niacin no flush capsules. See if nicotine or caffeine productives may be causing this problem. Most important to determine any underlying organic causes such as vasospastic disorders or liver disorders, etc. ...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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My hands and feet are always cold, could this be raynaud's?

My hands and feet are always cold, could this be raynaud's?

Yes, or other causes: Cold hands and feet can be due to hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, circulation problems, etc... Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate and start treatment as needed. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are always cold. I go to the gym 2-3x a week. I eat fine. No health issues. I am a 20 yr old guy. What is this? How do I help it?

My hands and feet are always cold. I go to the gym 2-3x a week. I eat fine. No health issues. I am a 20 yr old guy. What is this? How do I help it?

Cold extremities: In a healthy, active young individual, cold hands and feet are just cold hands and feet and NOT a sign of underlying disease. If there is no numbness, tingling, pain and color change, and there is no substance use or medication use, probably OK. Blood pressure medications or fish oil supplements can be used with physician supervision, but may not be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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My hands and feet are always cold as far as i can remember is this some type of health problem ?

My hands and feet are always cold  as far as i can remember is this some type of health problem ?

Possibly: Frequently this is a circulation problem. Your hands and feet are the extremeties located the greatest distance from the heart. As we age we can suffer reduced circulation. See your family md and / or a vascular specialist for an evaluation. You should get this checked and treated. You should enjoy a better life of warmth. ...Read more