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What is the cause for cold feet and hands?

Q: My hands as well as feet get extremely cold in the winters. The temperature is several degrees lower than other parts of my body and I feel ice-cold. I feel very miserable, bad-tempered and stressed-out because of this. Also, off late when I go inside into a heated room after being out in the atmospheric temperatures for a while, my face starts burning and I feel dizzy. Why is this and is there anything I can take for this?

A:There are some disorders of the blood vessels that may cause symptoms such as yours. Certain disorders are common among women. Changes in the bones of the neck may also cause these phenomena. Others are linked to smoking. Still others are side effects of medicines you may be taking. An operation often relieves the symptoms. You should consult a vascular surgeon.

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