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Hot hands and feet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I've had hot hands and feet my entire life. (I used to love the cold metal desk legs in school for cooling off my hands) They get uncomfortable but it's not a big deal. Does it mean anything?

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on June 13, 2012
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Have you had your thyroid tested?

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on June 13, 2012
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I envy you, during my experiments with a VLC+calorie restriction my hands and feet were ice cold, and I'm a big strapping dude.

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2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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Have you had your thyroid tested? Cold hands and feet can be a sign of hypothyroidism, hotness a sign of the opposite, hyperthyroidism.

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on June 13, 2012
at 10:50 PM

I would get your thyroid checked. I have hyperthyroidism and I know when it's acting up because my hands and feet bother me.

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I have hot feet all the time. I've done some research and related it to two main things.

1) Too much salt intake. 2) Inability to sweat. My body retains the heat and makes it difficult to cool off.

Obviously there's not much I can do about the second one but it might help to understand why you might have hot hands and feet. If your salt intake is high, that might help you out.

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