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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands are always cold. I'm seeing an acupuncturist and taking herbs to try to help. What else can I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands are always cold sometimes I have difficulty using paper clips at work i try shaking my arms but it doesn't way work!?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands (especially my right) are always cold. Can this be a sign or symptom of something going on?
Cold hands: A young woman with chronically cold hands, fingers and/or toes could have raynaud's syndrome. It is a condition of transiently reduced blood flow to the fingers, often precipitated by exposure to cold. Sometimes the fingers turn white or blue or deep red, and when warmed up they return to normal. Occasionally raynaud's can be associated with other medical conditions, like autoimmune diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live healthy life style and i cut out sugar but my hands is always cold what is the reason for that?
Cold hands: Cold hands would not have anything to do with your sugar. Some folks, especially young ones, do complain of cold extremities despite good circulation. I suspect the nerves that supply your arteries work chaotically (dystonia) causing your arteries to dilate and compress randomly. The best example of it would be migraine headaches. Hormones play a vital role in that too. May get better over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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