Cold and sweaty extremities occur when there is a narrowing of arteries and hyperactivity of sweat glands. It is an intense physiological response to a threatening situation. The immune response may occur due to underlying conditions like heart problems, hypoglycemia, hypotension, thyroid problems, etc. This indicates that the body is preparing to fight the problem or is being affected by the problem.
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Query: Hi doctor, I experience excessive sweating in my hands and feet. I have been suffering from this problem since my childhood. So I underwent the iontophoresis treatment, which is an effective but temporary treatment. Also, I am trying for a new job. So, I would like to know if there is a permanent so... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is one of the common disorders of sweat glands. It can cause trouble to the extent that one can feel embarrassed while shaking hands, and individuals usually avoid touching, lead... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. What can be causing me to get widespread muscle twitching (twitches last about five seconds and go away and reoccur in different muscles minutes or hours after)? My legs and hands get shaky, and my hands get sweaty, at night, I feel like my legs are vibrating, and my hea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your question and would like to suggest that you should get a number of blood tests done. The following are the tests that I would suggest. 1. Hemogram, which should include your ESR. 2. Thyroid profile to rule out any endocrinal disor... Read Full »
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Query: Hi doctor,I am currently abroad on a trip. Suddenly, I got cold sweats, headaches, and phlegmy coughs. I then puked and got mostly better. I just saw blood in my stool, but I feel fine now. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Probably, you are suffering from gastroenteritis. That has caused the vomiting and the bloody stools. It is mostly due to a protozoal infection. So, I suggest you take Flagyl two tablets three times daily ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I have a history of back spasms, disk degeneration of lower back and cervical issues. I probably had Raynaud (could hands/feet) all through life. I had an issue on lower right side sciatica type pain traveling through lower back down back of the leg to th... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 66 years, 175 cm, 72 kg. I have diabetes from 2009 and hypothyroid from 2011. I am taking Janumet (50/500) BD and Thyronorm (75) OD. My blood sugar is 105 - 111, HbA1C 6.7. TSH is1.93 and Hb is 11.9. My lipid profile is normal. Serum creatinine is 1.16. My diabetes has been unde... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HbA1c (Glycated hemoglobin) is still on the higher side. It should be below 6 to be normal. Do regular testing of FBS (fasting blood sugar), PPBS (postprandial blood sugar) to monitor the blood sugar levels. Coldness in feet can be due to less blood supply to feet that ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am just wondering if it is possible to have neurological symptoms with low ferritin levels. My hemoglobin is 13, but the last check on ferritin said it was 5.3. I am suffering severe internal tremors, fatigue, cold hands and feet and weak shaking legs. My symptoms improve while on a s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A low ferritin can cause fatigue and weakness. A full iron deficiency panel needs to be done. This includes: CBC (complete blood count) Differentials. Hemoglobin. RBC (Red blood cell). Hematocrit. RDW-CV. MCV. MCH. Serum iron. TIBC (total iron binding capacity). Satura... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, who weighs 200 lbs and 6 feet tall. I have been looking for my symptoms after watching a TV show. I know some things are not right with me, and I have been curious to find the cause. It could be one or more problems. Here is what is going on. I have cold hand ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cold and sweaty hands and feet can happen in heart failure, anxiety, hyperthyroidism and shock. Numb feet, which are painful while walking can be due to neuropathy, nerve root compression at lumbosacral spine, or arterial occlusion in legs. The half closed eyelids ... Read Full »