If you often have cold hands and feet, and are already used to it, it may be time to investigate if behind all that there is something else. Namely, cold fingers are fairly common, especially among women and do not necessarily mean anything. But it can be a sign of more serious health problems as well.
From cold fingers and toes you can often feel fatigue, headache and exhaustion -- if you have these symptoms, it’s time to check the blood because maybe you lack iron. Iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in the blood and gives it red color. Cold limbs, therefore, can be a sign of anemia.
If despite your hands being often cold, sometimes you feel tingling in feet – then those may be the first signs of diabetes. The consequences may affect the blood, and the nervous system. In addition to these symptoms you may often feel thirsty, hungry and have a good appetite, but you neither gain nor lose weight. If so, check your blood sugar levels.
Slow function of the thyroid gland leads to slow metabolism, and is often accompanied with cold hands and feet. Fatigue, laziness, frequent sleepiness, slow movements and difficulties in coping with high temperatures are obvious signs of this disorder.
Also, stress can cause cold hands and feet. It reinforces adrenaline which in turn constricts blood vessels, poor circulation, and your hands and feet are cold.