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Cold Hands And Feet: Is It A Sign Of Thyroid Disorder?

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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.

 

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Mpsc Upsc
Mpsc Upsc 5pts

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

Dale Beaver
Dale Beaver 5pts

I have graves and everything on my body is hot inside and out

Mpsc Upsc
Mpsc Upsc 5pts

Hairfall increases,stomach pain,stress increase,pimple increses,eating problm

Mary Tzovara
Mary Tzovara 5pts

i have always warm feet and hands but i have thyroid disorder!

Moshe Mendelson Acht
Moshe Mendelson Acht 5pts

I think we should Change the privacy of this group since some people here are very smart...

Moshe Mendelson Acht
Moshe Mendelson Acht 5pts

Why remove a thyroid ......? Just removed my hair on the barber shop Omg

Margaret Picone
Margaret Picone 5pts

Did they remove ur thyroid thyroid ECT has no info on Internet

Margaret Picone
Margaret Picone 5pts

Did he do TSH test regular thyroid tests don't register the thyroid problem

Moshe Mendelson Acht
Moshe Mendelson Acht 5pts

I hav cold hands/feet buty dr checked & said I hav no thyroid problems ..so why am having cold hands?

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Hoping for a speedy recovery

Riza Daguplo
Riza Daguplo 5pts

How we know ?have thyroid..any sysptoms?

Margaret Picone
Margaret Picone 5pts

Not always I take thyroid meds & was still having this problem. Mine was nerve damage working on reversing it

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That's great! :) Jahra Hamid

Diane Orrvar Stone
Diane Orrvar Stone 5pts

been expeiencing this for some time...includes brain fog..hair loss..!!! need some info on home remedy or vitamin to take !!

Zubeda Arshad
Zubeda Arshad 5pts

Very good info but you didn't mention any remedies

Jahra Hamid
Jahra Hamid 5pts

Before diagnosed . I had cold feet & hands , & other symptom . But once you treated you will start feel very good .

Becky Davis
Becky Davis 5pts

I have it my, daughter, mom and now checking grandaughter

Jahra Hamid
Jahra Hamid 5pts

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 .

Laurel Dobsch
Laurel Dobsch 5pts

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

Tammy Findlay
Tammy Findlay 5pts

I just had my whole thyroid removed April 23rd. I had cancerous nodules, they got it all! I'm on synthroid, I feel great!

Crystal Dove
Crystal Dove 5pts

Raynauds- an autoimmune condition leaves feet and hands cold, and hypothyroid