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What does it mean when your hands are always cold?

What does it mean when your hands are always cold?

Warm heart: The saying is "cold hands, warm heart." but really that doesn't mean much. Some people just have cold hands while others don't, and usually it is a benign thing that doesn't mean much. But for really cold hands, you would want to think, is my blood circulation ok? Is there a nervous system problem? Here's a long list of possibilities http://sgoti.Ws/r0eybc. ...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 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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My hands arealways cold & now my knuckles are blue, what does this mean? Do I have to go to the hospital? Almost always cold

My hands arealways cold & now my knuckles are blue, what does this mean? Do I have to go to the hospital? Almost always cold

I'm : I'm going to answer assuming that this is a bother rather than an emergency. It's usually easy to tell the difference. There is a range of response to cold. We all protect our core temperature (our brain, heart, lungs, etc.) by reducing the circulation to our hands. Some of us do this better than others. At the far end of the spectrum, people reduce there circulation so well that it is referred to as raynaud's phenomenon. A doctor can check to be sure there is no underlying problem, but most people with this issue are healthy. In fact, as a person who gets cold, mottled hands in the cold, i can tell you that the line between normal and disease can often be difficult to draw here. ...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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My hands are always cold. Even when I have a sweatshirt on. I am a male in my late 30's and have been feeling this way for a few years now.?

My hands are always cold. Even when I have a sweatshirt on. I am a male in my late 30's and have been feeling this way for a few years now.?

Color changes: What changes do you see? Do they turn white in the cold? This suggests raynauds. Are they more uncomfortable in the cold? In the heat? With certain activities? Is the circulation good. Are eh feet also cold? Does this occur in your relative? Dr hines suggested thyroid. You need a good evaluation. Finally this may just be normality for you and not an indicator of an underlying process. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hands are always cold. why?

What do you suggest if my hands are always cold. why?

Cold hands: The most common cause of cold hands is decreased blood flow to your hands. Pending a visit to your doctor you should consider wearing gloves when possible. ...Read more

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My feet and hands are always cold especially on my right side, what's the cause and the cure please?

My feet and hands are always cold especially on my right side, what's the cause and the cure please?

Cold hands and feet: Most often these occur because of over-reactivity of the blood vessels in your hands and feet. Much less often, it is seen in people with serious blockages in their feet due to peripheral vascular disease. If the limbs warm up after being covered, it is probably benign. The usual solution is to wear warm gloves and socks, and avoid exposure to cold. ...Read more

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My hands are always cold and blue. Could it be due to a blocked artery?

My hands are always cold and blue. Could it be due to a blocked artery?

Possibly: Cold and blue hands could definitely be due to a vascular problem. The three possibilities would be, 1) a blocked large artery of the arm, 2) a blocked vein in the arm causing venous congestion (blue color and swelling), or 3) a vasospastic condition of the hand called raynaud's phenomenon. Either way, the best test is an ultrasound. See someone urgently if you are having pain. ...Read more

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