My Hands and Feet Are Always Cold — Should I Worry?

Author: Heart & Vascular Team
Date Published: February-2016
Source: Cleveland Clinic

It’s a familiar scene. You turn up the thermostat; your partner turns it down. Some people struggle with feeling cold all the time — especially when it comes to their hands and feet. If you feel like your extremities are often cold, you may wonder when you should see a doctor. Here’s what you need to know. When blood vessels constrict “Cold hands and feet are a common complaint,” says vascular specialist Natalie Evans, MD. “But generally, when this happens in young healthy people, it isn’t anything to worry about.”