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Why do I have cold hands and feet indoors?

Why do I have cold hands and feet indoors?

Cold feet and hands: Pernio is caused by exposure to cold for a long period of time without freezing or by very wet conditions. Raynauds syndrome is an abnormal narrowing of the blood vessels with cooling of the fingers or toes. Cryoglobulins are proteins, which are normally dissolved in the blood, that become solids or gels when cold. These are some causes of cold hands and feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Cold Hands (Definition)

Cold hands are hands that feel cold in situations that would not normally cause a person's extremities to be cold. Poor circulation, or neurological ...Read more


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I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

I have cold hands and feet but a body temp of 97.2 f. What could be a cause? I am not on meds.

Exercise.: If you aren't getting enough exercise, you are not generating enough heat in your body to activate the entire cooling system - which includes sweating and directing blood flow to extremities. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

Common: Hard to explain, but common finding. Many people with normal thyroids and circulation complain of this. If your TSH is normal there is no contribution from the thyroid. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Is there anything I can do about really cold hands and feet?

Activity: The best things are the simple things- gloves, socks, activity (walking). I you are concerned about your circulation then a vascular ultrasound will help answer your questions. ...Read more

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Can it be harmful to have cold hands and feet?

Can it be harmful to have cold  hands and feet?

Raynaud's?: Raynaud's is a common reason why this can occur. If this is the reason why your hands and feet are cold you would have to be cautious when going out in cold weather as you are more susceptible to frostbite or childbains. ...Read more

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What causes cold hands and feet?

What causes cold hands and feet?

See details: If the skin of the hands turn blue or blanch with the cold exposure then raynaud's disease is the likely cause. ...Read more