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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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Why do my hands get cold when I am anxious?

Why do my hands get cold when I am anxious?

Circulation changes: Anxiety has many physiological consequences including increased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, dry mouth, increased frequency of urination and changes in peripheral circulation. Your hands might get cold as a result of reduction in blood flow to your hands. Numbness and tingling can also result. Some of these peripheral consequences can be mitigated by the use of a beta-blocker. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get cold when I am nervous / anxious?

Why do my hands get cold when I am nervous / anxious?

Anxious: During anxiety, there is excess flow of adrenaline (fight-flight chemical) which affects blood vessels and sweat glands to give you cold clammy hands. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get cold when i smoke weed?

Why do my hands get cold when i smoke weed?

Side effect of weed: It is a side effect of smoking weed.It is due to to its effect on the circulation. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands get cold when i type?

What are some possible reasons that my hands get cold when i type?

Cold Hands: This likely has to do with circulation in your hands. Here is an excellent article about cold hands by the american society for surgery of the hand: http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/cold-hand.Aspx. ...Read more

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Why do my hands get hot that I have to put them under cold water or in the freezer?

Why do my hands get hot that I have to put them under cold water or in the freezer?

Neuropathy?: A disorder in the nerves that supply your hand can cause this. Your doctor may need to refer you to a neurologist ...Read more

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Why do my hands get red and a little warm from time to time? It happend today, and I didn't go outside at all. It isn't cold in my house either.

Why do my hands get red and a little warm from time to time? It happend today, and I didn't go outside at all. It isn't cold in my house either.

Need more info: Do you take any medications, are you being treated for any chronic illnesses like diabetes? There are one or two other things that can cause this to occur like wearing something that interferes with blood supply in your armor wrist. To be sure I would suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more

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When exposed to cold my hands get cold and white, then blue and then when they get warm again, they get red and tingling. Should I be concerned?

When exposed to cold my hands get cold and white, then blue and then when they get warm again, they get red and tingling. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: This is called Raynauds phenomenon and is caused by vasospasm on cold exposure as you describe. It can occur by itself or be related to quite a few diseases and disorders. It is particularly important if it is of recent onset. You should see a Board certified Internist or Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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When i get stressed or cry because of a fight, i feel numbness in my legs, my hands get cold and i breathe hardly. Also i feel dizzy. Is it serious?

When i get stressed or cry because of a fight, i feel numbness in my legs, my hands get cold and i breathe hardly. Also i feel dizzy. Is it serious?

Panic disorder is: one POSSIBILITY. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional. Try not to use medication only but learn some strategies for stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and the area around my mouth and nose and my hands get cold and numb ish. No discoloration what could cause?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and the area around my mouth and nose and my hands get cold and numb ish. No discoloration what could cause?

Numbess : This is not likely related to pregnancy. Numbness (paresthesia) located in two different body parts like mouth and hands require an evaluation by a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My hands keep on getting cold, not normal cold but freezing ice cold at random times and go back to normal i get so cold why is this happening? ;(

My hands keep on getting cold, not normal cold but freezing ice cold at random times and go back to normal i get so cold why is this happening? ;(

Cold hands: One potential cause of sudden and extremely cold hands can be due to raynaud's phenomenon, which is when the arteries into the hands constrict. Cold exposure can trigger it, even by something as seemingly insignificant as taking an item out of a refrigerator or freezer. Smoking and emotional stress can also cause it to happen. It can be a sign of another underlying disease. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold hands when im with my friends and boyfriend?

Why do I get cold hands when im with my friends and boyfriend?

Less blood flow to..: Less blood flow to the hands will cause colder hands (blood is warm). Emotions, brain and nerve signals, medications, some foods and some compounds found in foods, ambient temperature, internal body core temperature, etc... Can affect the amount of blood flowing to the hands (or feet, etc...), and so can cause a person to have cold hands. ...Read more

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I get very cold hands, but find relief in stretching my body. What's the cause?

I get very cold hands, but find relief in stretching my body.  What's the cause?

Cold Hands: But if you have persistently cold hands, particularly if accompanied by color changes, it could be a warning sign. For example, having cold hands could mean you have a problem with the nerves or blood circulation or a problem with tissue damage in your hands or fingers. If you are outside in extreme cold weather and you have cold hands, you should watch for warning signs of frostbite. ...Read more

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Why do palms of hands get really red when it's cold?

Raynauds phenomenon: Consider wearing thick gloves when exposing to very cold weather. If symptomatic some doctorstry calcuim channel blockers ...Read more

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My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

My hands and fingers turn blue when they get cold should I be concerned?

Maybe: This is likely raynauds disease. Have the issue evaluated by a rheumatologist to rule out other causes, any underlying diseases and decide if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What to do if my hands turn red when i exercise, get nervous, and temp change?

See your doctor: It is possibly Raynaud's. You need to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more