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teokimhoe

cold hand and feet

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I don't understand why parkison sufferers have cold hand and feet?

 

Parkinson is a movement and non movement disorders.

 

KIndly elaborate

 

TEOKIMHOE

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Not all patients have cold hands and feet with PD. I think the most important thing is to remember that PD affects the autonomic nervous system and this may explain cold and heat symptoms.

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I just read somewhere that Parkinson's can cause changes in body temperature but I think they attribute any symptom to Parkinson's. Anyway I have had this problem and the doctor checks my pulse at the ankles and wrists. My pulse has always been strong - so check that. But I have had the cold hands and feet before I knew I had PD in March of 2007. I am just trying to figure this disease out after following doctors orders for the last 5 years without really any knowledge. I went to my first support group and learned a lot. Mainly that I am not alone in knowing nothing about this disease....including brain doctors. Make sure you do have a strong pulse

 

Good Luck,

 

T.H.

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Guess I am one of the lucky ones ... my left hand frequently feels like it has been dipped in ice water. :unsure:

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I don't understand why parkison sufferers have cold hand and feet?

 

Parkinson is a movement and non movement disorders.

 

KIndly elaborate

 

TEOKIMHOE

There are two components in medical thinking, the natural scientific and the historical one, respectively.

For that reason, you can not understand the symptom alone and you need help with a special vocabulary making the communication about the

neurological problem possible and meaningful.

gmk

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Not all patients have cold hands and feet with PD. I think the most important thing is to remember that PD affects the autonomic nervous system and this may explain cold and heat symptoms.

Is it related that I have once recevied heat/sauna therapy massage affecting my nervous system and fainted?

 

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teokimhoe

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I refer to your heat and cold affecting our neruo function.

I have experience a heat therapy affecting my muscle movement

 

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teokimhoe

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A few comments on everyone's discussion.

 

There can be body temperature changes with PD and we believe these are due to the effects on the autonomic nervous system and also a place in the brain called the hypothalamus.

 

For the person fainting in the sauna, be careful as PD medications can lower blood pressure, and sweating in a sauna can make this worse be dehydrating you. Be sure to use lots of fluids.

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In the time before actual PD dx, my left hand, and forearm was extremely cold, also discolored. My husband would try to hold my hand and would give it up because he said the cold would begin to cause his hand to ache. The limb was very dark blue, rigid. painful and very cold. Strangers would ask me what happened to my arm. Luckily in my years of wrong dxing, I ended up in the hospital for tests, was given nitro as a precaution for my chest pain(now we know it's dystonia). Anyway before I left the hospital I had a warm, less painful and normal colored arm for the first time in two years. BUT without a dx of PD!

 

Newbie to discussing PD rials and tribs, not to PD.

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I will post for you.

 

Discolored hands have been associated with autonomic dysfunction and a rheumatological disorder known as Raynauds. Sometimes a blue or purple hand is a circulatory disorder or Multiple System Atrophy.

 

It is entirely possible to have discolored hands and PD.

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Is it related that I have once recevied heat/sauna therapy massage affecting my nervous system and fainted?

 

Kindly elaborate

 

 

teokimhoe

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It is possible that the heat and dehydration in addition to the PD contributed to your issues.

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