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What causes severe cold sensation and numbness in the fingertips?

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what makes me get extremely cold all over and my fingertips on both hands go numb
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Its low blood circulation ,low oxygen /iron/vitamin.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for using Health care magic for your health concern.
Getting whole body cold & numb finger tips can be due to insufficient blood circulation in body, leading to low oxygen suply.. low energy production .the causes can be varied-
-Severe anaemia /weakness /iron or vitamin B12 defeciency.
-low blood circulatipn due to low blood pressure or some heart problems.
-Hypothyroidism... low thyroid hormone in body.
-Some auto immune conditions like lupus.
- Exposure to cold adds to the the symptoms in above conditions.
*Complete health check up followed by relevent investigations would help to know exact cause.
I hope that answers your query. Any follow up query is welcome.
Thanks.
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