Cold hands and feet can seem like a natural state of the body. However, if an individual is not in a cold environment, his feet, hands, or any other extremity should actually not be cold. Persistently cold hands and feet may be a sign of underlying health matters or potential development of health problems.

Cold Hands And Feet Reveal Some Serious Health Problems


Consistently cold feet and hands, mainly if accompanied by color changing, could be a warning sign for other issues. Having cold hands and feet can be related to several health concerns such as nerve issues, problems with blood circulation and damaged tissue in the feet and hands.

However, if this problem with cold feet and hands occurs more often and for a long period of time you should analyze the following issues to see if everything is okay with your health.


Besides chronic fatigue, anxiety and headache anemia is usually associated with the occurrence of cold hands and feet. Iron is the main element of hemoglobin, which carries the oxygen in the blood. So, if you suffer from cold hands and feet it is recommended to check your iron levels.


Thyroid disorder usually leads to a slower metabolism, and it is often accompanied by a cold feeling in the arms and legs.


Diabetes is a health condition that creates problems with the bloodstream, which logically leads to poor circulation and having cold feet and hands. If you also feel thirsty very often and you have weight disorders, regardless of how much you eat, it is recommended to go and check your blood sugar levels.


Stress is the universal problem for so many health disorders. Stress stimulates the adrenaline production, which tightens the blood vessels, and that inhibits circulation leaving your hands and feet colder than usual.