Hands and Feet Are Cold

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  • Cold hands and/or feet

  • Hands and feet cold

  • The soles get cold

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes the feeling of cold extremities all the time, no matter what the weather is outside or temperature around the individual.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Chest tightness

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

  • Palpitation

  • Back pain

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Chest pain

Possible causes

  • Raynaud's disease

    This is a disorder of unknown origin where there is decreased blood flow to the fingers from blood vessel spasm. Initially, the fingers turn pale when exposed to the cold, then subsequently become swollen, painful and red when warmed.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is an area in the wrist through which nerves travel. When the tunnel is compressed, symptoms of numbness or pain in the fingers may occur. Common triggers include long periods of typing on keyboards, pregnancy and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Diabetic Gangrene

    This is a condition where a wound over the limbs do not heal well due to diabetes. This results in death of the tissue.

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

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  • Do you have cold hands and feet?

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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