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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 does it mean when your hands are always cold?

What does it mean when your hands are always cold?

Primary Raynaud's ?: When someone has cold hands without other significant joint or skin problems it is most likely primary raynaud's; the arteries to the hands constrict, making them colder than the reset of the body, and it is worse in colder weather. Without other significant health complaints this is a benign diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet are always cold?

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

What does it mean when your feet are cold?

Possibilities: If they are actually cold to touch, it could be due to a circulatory disorder. If they feel cold all the time but when you touch them with your hands and they are actually warm, then this can be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy. Either way, see physician to have this checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands and feet go bluish but not cold?

What does it mean when your hands and feet go bluish but not 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 does it mesn when your hands are always cold?

What does it mesn when your hands are always cold?

May be normal: Many people normally have cold hands. If you have no other symptoms, e.g., weakness, dry skin, intolerance to cold, i would leave it alone. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your fingers and hands are tingling?

What exactly does it mean if your fingers and hands are tingling?

Paresthesias: Transient ones are common in panic disorders/hyperventilation syndrome, or when pressure applied to the nerve. Chronic ones can result from poor circulation or malnutrition or vitamin deficiency or diabetes or hypothyroidism, or other causes of nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet are always cold? Even under a blanket

What does it mean when your feet are always cold? Even under a blanket

Cold feet: The diagnosis is going to vary based on the age and associated conditions. It could be normal for many people, their body is just cold-natured. It could be from poor circulation from vascular occlusion or vasospasms from numerous causes. Low metabolic rate with low heart rate may also feel like having cold feet. Some medications can cause cold feet. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

What does it mean when your fingers are always cold and wounds on them are slow to heal?

Cold fingers: You really should see a clinician to look at your hands. There is a large circle of patients who have a sensation of cold extremities; there are also a large circle of patients with cuts on their fingers from lack of moisture and minor injuries. Only a small group of patients have a rare condition called raynaud's that requires careful attention. This requires a physical examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

What does it mean when your palms feet and hands have sores on them?

See a doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. There are several conditions that cause sores on the hands and feet. Some of them are uncomfortable, like eczema or psoriasis, but others can be more serious, like syphilis. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean about blood circulation if my hands are always tingling?

What does it mean about blood circulation if my hands are always tingling?

Likely neuropathy: Tingling in the hands has a large differential diagnosis meaning that many different things can cause it. Some are benign and a few are more serious. Best to review your entire history and be examined by a doctor. A good internal medicine, family practicioner, or neurologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both of your hands constantly go numb?

What does it mean if both of your hands constantly go numb?

Nerve compression: Numbness is typically an indication that you may have a nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome which is a nerve compression in the wrist or possibly cubital tunnel syndrome which has a compression at the elbow. Evaluation by a hand surgeon and nerve conduction studies can help identify the source and proper treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. It could be a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my hands and feet tingle?

What exactly does it mean if my hands and feet tingle?

Could be : Nerve impingement, could be from vitamin deficiency or systemic disease like diabetes.....Have it checked out before it gets worse, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feet and hands swell andgo numb?

Depends: The symptoms you describe can be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and non diabetes related neuropathy. You should see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

What does it mean when your fingers are numb?

Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more

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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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