Sensitivity to cold or feeling cold in the hands and feet is a common complaint in people with hypothyroidism. When cold hands and feet persist, you should be evaluated for Raynaud's syndrome. If your symptoms are due to Raynaud's, beyond proper thyroid treatment, avoiding or minimizing cold exposure is a key way to avoid symptoms. Some of the other signs of hypothyroidism are weakness depression, fatigue, and more.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Sensitivity to cold or feeling cold in the hands and feet is a common complaint in people with hypothyroidism.
When cold hands and feet persist, you should be evaluated for Raynaud’s syndrome. If your symptoms are due to Raynaud’s, beyond proper thyroid treatment, avoiding or minimizing cold exposure is a key way to avoid symptoms.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Here are some other important signs and symptoms of thyroid problem.
– Sensitivity to cold: A lowered metabolic rate will slow down your body’s ability to produce heat. Cold hands and feet are a common symptom of slow thyroid function.
– Weakness: Sometimes, hypothyroidism causes a feeling of overall weakness as well as trembling in the muscles and slow breathing.
– Depression: People suffering from depression should be tested for thyroid disorders, as thyroid-replacement medications may be a more effective treatment than antidepressants.
– Fatigue: The impact of impaired thyroid function on metabolism also interferes with energy levels, making you feel unusually tired and sluggish.
– Pale and dry skin: When the metabolism slows down, it may decrease sweating, causing dry skin that can lead to dermatitis, including eczema.
– Menstrual irregularities: Low levels of thyroid hormone can decrease libido and cause menstrual abnormalities like increased bleeding.
– Joint and/or muscle pain: Aches, tenderness and stiffness in the muscles and joints are a key sign of hypothyroid disease.
– Puffiness in the face: Bloated face with swollen, puffy eyelids and especially a thickening of the neck is a symptom of advanced hypothyroidism.
– Dry, thinning hair: A dramatic thinning of hair or even bald spots may be due to a dysfunctional thyroid.
– Unexplained weight gain: Slow metabolism and lack of energy make it easy to gain weight and difficult to lose the stubborn pounds that start to accumulate.
– Elevated blood cholesterol: People with hypothyroidism often have high cholesterol as well.
My tsh also normal now but dr said thyroxine tablet and thyrowell tablet do continue.....but pain in my legs and whole body tired plz suggestion
I hav cold hands/feet buty dr checked & said I hav no thyroid problems ..so why am having cold hands?
Not always I take thyroid meds & was still having this problem. Mine was nerve damage working on reversing it
been expeiencing this for some time...includes brain fog..hair loss..!!! need some info on home remedy or vitamin to take !!
Before diagnosed . I had cold feet & hands , & other symptom . But once you treated you will start feel very good .
It could be Thyroid . But it's easy to check . Your friend needs to see an endocrinologist . How do I know? ! I am an thyroid cancer patient surviver .
absolutely so i get hat why i take thyroid n some times it goes lower than normal if im sick or out of wack then cold i get . throw on sweater wool socks n gloves
I just had my whole thyroid removed April 23rd. I had cancerous nodules, they got it all! I'm on synthroid, I feel great!