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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
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/feet are always cold. My feet also tingle. I also get cold when everyone else isn't, they may even be hot and i'm freezing. Is this normal?
No: Is not normal. You should be checked to rule out raynaud's syndrome, anemia, hypothyroidism, and other conditions as listed in the article that I am referencing below. Best wishes. www.emedicinehealth.com/cold_hands_and_feet/page2_em.htm cold hands ; feet causes ... William c. Shiel jr., md, facp, facr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hands & feet are always cold! my hands are super dry & get really sweaty. My right is so dry that it cracks, bleeds, hurts & my fingers tingle now?
Protect them from: The elements - wear socks and gloves when outdoors. ...Read more
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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