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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