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What does it mean when your hands and feet are always cold?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Normal or abnormal!

The body maintains temperature by limiting blood flow to skin of the extremities to avoid heat loss.
When this reflex is exaggerated, cold hands and cold feet may occur in otherwise healthy person. Medication such as beta blockers can also cause cold hands and cold feet. Poor circulation, as can occur with congestive heart failure can also cause cold hands and cold feet.

In brief: Normal or abnormal!

The body maintains temperature by limiting blood flow to skin of the extremities to avoid heat loss.
When this reflex is exaggerated, cold hands and cold feet may occur in otherwise healthy person. Medication such as beta blockers can also cause cold hands and cold feet. Poor circulation, as can occur with congestive heart failure can also cause cold hands and cold feet.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Physiologic variant

This condition can be a normal variant -- unless it happens suddenly or of a new onset -.

In brief: Physiologic variant

This condition can be a normal variant -- unless it happens suddenly or of a new onset -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
yes, some people redistribute their circulation centrally and that causes your distal extremities ie your hands and feet to be colder, but the remedy is very simple: use the socks and mittens readily on cold weather --
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