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

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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 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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Why do my hands, feet and nose get so cold after exercising?

Why do my hands, feet and nose get so cold after exercising?

Normal response: Your body shunts blood away from places that can tolerate less so it can shunt tho majority to the large muscles doing all the work of running. ...Read more

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My temperature is running 97.5 or 97.6 my arms and hands get so cold they painfully ache. Could this be a problem?

My temperature is running 97.5 or 97.6 my arms and hands get so cold they painfully ache. Could this be a problem?

Your temperature: Is well within the range of normal. The painful aches in arms and hands may be the result of a circulatory or nervous system problem. Iron deficiency anemia could also be the culprit. Please see your doctor. Dr. Anne ...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 calcium channel blockers ...Read more

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Could I get herpes or a cold sore from just holding hands?

Could I get herpes or a cold sore from just holding hands?

Unlikely: Herpes does not survive well in dry environments. But good hand cleaning is always a good idea ...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 I always get cold? Like my hands get cold and I always get gopsebumps

Why do I always get cold? Like my hands get cold and I always get gopsebumps

Check thyroid: Low thyroid levels can cause this issue get checked for thyroid hormones. ...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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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?

Cold blue fingers: History of aches and pains in the body can be a sign of a autoimmune or inflammatory disorder
Associated circulatory problems and fingers or you can have a primary circulation problem in fingers were can be related to any number of things endocrine hormonal like thyroid or diabetes you should have your PCP evaluate you and get some blood work ...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

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Hands turn red when I exercise, get nervous, and temp change? Is it something I should worry about?

Hands turn red when I exercise, get nervous, and temp change? Is it something I should worry about?

Red hands: W/exercise. This MAY be due to blood flow in that area triggered by the changes you mention. Please see doctor to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. Biofeedback practitioners purposely raise hand temp. To help shunt blood flow there to relieve migraines. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and feet cold? Also my hands are mottled when then get cold. I have smoked for 2 years and will quit.

Why are my hands and feet cold? Also my hands are mottled when then get cold. I have smoked for 2 years and will quit.

Good to quit!: There are exams and tests to do.
Raynaud's is a known entity with color and spasm but full history and testing required. ...Read more

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Why my hands stay cold rather get cold very easily other people around me in the same place. If we shake hands my hands are very cold and there's are very warm my hands get very cold easily.

Why my hands stay cold rather get cold very easily other people around me in the same place. If we shake hands my hands are very cold and there's are very warm my hands get very cold easily.

There: There are multiple causes of cold hands. Regardless a medical evaluation is in order. I will list some of the most common causes;
anemia-decreased number of red blood cells
buerger's disease-blocked blood vessels in hands and feet
diabetes-high amounts of sugar in the blood
peripheral artery disease (pad)-blocked arteries
raynaud's disease-nerve disorder resulting in cold blue hands

please see your doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would my hands, feet and other areas on my body get cold for no reason?

Why would my hands, feet and other areas on my body get cold for no reason?

Stress, Meds, Thyroid: Stress-yep
meds-aspecially beta blockers for heart
hyperthyroid or medication imbalance. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I tell my doctor I get cold hands and feet?

Yes - that is: Important to share with your physician. It can sometimes be associated with neuropathies or circulation issues. ...Read more

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What can cause bad pain when hands and feet get cold?

What can cause bad pain when hands and feet get cold?

Raynaud's disease: Depending on the cause of your symptoms, medications may help treat Raynaud's, home remedies or combination of both. Calcium channel blockers, Alpha blockers and vasodilators are common agents. The best is find one drug that works better for you than another. See your physician for a professional treatment. ...Read more

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My hands always get red, hot and very itchy when I hold cold drinks. Why is this?

May be hives: You do not describe any associated rash with the itching but if you get welt like lesions along with your rash you may have a rare type of hives called cold urticaria. A condition called raynaud's is also triggered by exposure to cold but is not usually associated with itching. Your best bet is to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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For what reasons when I get nervous or mad my hands and feet get cold and start shaking?

Adrenergic response: It has to do with the body's receptivity to adrenergic activity which is turn has to do with release of Epinephrine (adrelanine) and like substances in the blood stream. Its a common human experience, the body's way of communicating with the mind telling it something is not right. If happens when not nervous, than other possibilities must be considered. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I get cold my hands and feet everywhere else on my outer body is warm?

MicroCirculation: Testosterone drives our microcircuation and thus the temp of our feel and hands. That is where I would start. ...Read more

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I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?

I get cold sores, what is the likely hood of spreading that to the gentitles of someone just through hand contact?

Cold sores: Two options:
1: Go to your local pharmacist who will help you select the best remedy.
2: Don't have hand contact till your cold sores are gone. ...Read more