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Why do my hands get so cold after I exercise?

Why do my hands get so cold after I exercise?

Natural response: During and after vigorous exercise, the heart works to pump blood to the more important parts of the body, like the brain and the muscles that are working. To do that, the blood vessels in the extremities will tighten allowing blood to be shunted to the parts noted above, . ...Read more

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Hand and feet bos numb after exercise?

Hand and feet bos numb after exercise?

It is possible: After you doing exercises for a period of time I possible you feeling this symptoms due to a combination of circulations of blood and the exchange of Oxygen to a cellular level ...Read more

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My hand is constantly shaking its a mild shake when I grasp something or if I just put my hand out but it gets worse after exercise or when nervous.

My hand is constantly shaking its a mild shake when I grasp something or if I just put my hand out but it gets worse after exercise or when nervous.

Essential Tremor: There are a variety of neurological conditions that could explain this problem. But, you need a thorough evaluation with a neurologist. Your family doctor should be able to advise you on this. ...Read more

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20 min after exercise, HR still at 125 and BP decreased to 68/55. lightheaded, hands tingling. I was sitting down, not changing posture. Very athletic

20 min after exercise, HR still at 125 and BP decreased to 68/55. lightheaded, hands tingling. I was sitting down, not changing posture. Very athletic

Exercise: With the symptoms that you have described you should have a physical evaluation. There is a condition called post-exercise anxiety which could account for your symptoms. It is concerning that your heart rate remains elevated and you feel dizzy. Have a physical evaluation and discuss this with your internist. ...Read more

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I am a righty, but usually hold things with left arm to use my right hand. Now right arm more fatigue after exercise. Normal?

I am a righty, but usually hold things with left arm to use my right hand. Now right arm more fatigue after exercise. Normal?

Could be: Often, the arm used more (dominant) can develop an "overuse syndrome" and experience some increased fatigue after use (exercise). Best wishes. ...Read more

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New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

Can be normal: Quite a few folks have this especially when they're doing conditioning. It's a sign you're working hard and you should be proud. Since you're under a physician's care, if this does not resolve as you get more conditioned, discuss whether you might have familial tremor (treated with propranolol, perhaps), a channelopathy (get electrolytes checked) or get a neurology referral. Glad you're exercising ...Read more

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If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if I experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if I experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

Yes: That may be a sign of vascular insufficiency, arterial blockages, or coronary spasm. You should have that evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

Exercise effects: Exercise causes a number of changes a lot of those are mediated by increased hormone levels also the degree of response is based how regularly exercise all effects you talk of can be due to normal response as time goes on symptoms should diminish in intensity and duration I doubt you have underlying physical issues but a good physical before engaging in exercise routine is ideal. ...Read more

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28yr old female. Pins & needles in hands on a normal breath out. Pins & needles/muscle twitches throughout both legs after exercise. Otherwise healthy?

28yr old female. Pins & needles in hands on a normal breath out. Pins & needles/muscle twitches throughout both legs after exercise. Otherwise healthy?

See your physician: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. True weakness with paresthesias would be more concerning. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more

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I'm having difficulties with severe cramping in my legs, feet and hands after exercise despite drinking plenty of water and taking potassium. What next?

I'm having difficulties with severe cramping in my legs, feet and hands after exercise despite drinking plenty of water and taking potassium. What next?

Difficult problem: Muscle cramps can happen due to electrolyte imbalance from sweating due to exercise. It may be best to check your electrolytes including sodium potassium, magnesium and calcium levels. If you are taking any medications like diuretics, statins or alcohol, they can aggravate muscle cramps. You should seek medical advice if you have not found an easy solution. Taking quinine water (tonic water) mayhe. ...Read more

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Why I always have the hands cold? In summer too. When I do exercise my hands get hotter, but just in that moment.

Why I always have the hands cold? In summer too. When I do exercise my hands get hotter, but just in that moment.

Circulation and some: Specific medical conditions may contribute to this. Please see your physician for assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Hands feel icey cold (in temps under 65). No known cardiovascular problems. Exercise very regularly. Can cold hands be benign or is this a problem?

Hands feel icey cold (in temps under 65). No known cardiovascular problems. Exercise very regularly. Can cold hands be benign or is this a problem?

Constriction: Constriction of the superficial arterioles can be normal and serves to facilitate the body's temperature control. Excessive constriction can occur; it's called Raynaud's phenomenon and is treatable with vasodilating medications. See your Dr or see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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When I exercise, my skin gets cold and clammy. At night, my hands often swell and get hot. I get dizzy often when I get out of bed. What's going on?

When I exercise, my skin gets cold and clammy. At night, my hands often swell and get hot. I get dizzy often when I get out of bed. What's going on?

Needs evaluation: Cold clammy skin and dizziness are suspicious - something may be going on with your heart. Though they could represent anxiety or medication side effects, I recommend an evaluation by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed, ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed, ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

More testing: The next "round" of testing woyld include a 24hour heart monitor to rule out any arrythmia. A Full metabolic workup is necessary to exclude endocrine causes. (Cortisol, sugar, thyroid) A 24 hour urine should be done to rule out carcinoid and pheochromocytoma. Lastly a neurologic evaluation to rule out autonomic dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is normal after exercise all my body get cold except my face?

Is normal after exercise all my body get cold except my face?

Depends: This type of sensation may depend upon what type of clothing you are wearing and your circulation. Sometimes people get flushed in the face after exercise, where more blood rushes to the uncovered parts of the body to try and warm it up. If this becomes an issue, I would see a dr. ...Read more

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Left thigh has a permanent numbness on side aresb& tingling cold pain after exercise.

Meralgia: You describe an issue with lateal femoral cutaneous nerve of thigh, c/w compression at pelvis, which causes all of your symptoms. Benign, but annoying, and you could take nerve pain suppressant meds, but if you avoid tight clothes, belts about waist, may well find slow remission. Check with your doctor to confirm these comments. ...Read more

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Should I take xopenex at first sign of wheezing or wait? I Wheeze after exercise and during allergies and cold. Sometimes it goes away on its own and I don't want to use too much.

Should I take xopenex at first sign of wheezing or wait? I Wheeze after exercise and during allergies and cold. Sometimes it goes away on its own and I don't want to use too much.

Mgt: I would suggest taking one or two puffs to control your symptoms. Typically, no more than 8 puffs in 24 hours is recommended.
Wheezing is a sign of asthma and I would recommend seeing your PCP for assessment and an action plan. An online consultation may also be booked online. ...Read more