Low temperature around body's extremities

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Hi

Please remember that I'm not asking you for a diagnosis.

My hands and feet are generally at low temperature than the overall temperature even when I'm wearing gloves or socks, or when in bed. Otherwise, I'm a healthy person. What could be the reason for this? Does genetics have anything to do with it? Please let me know.
 

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bobze
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Hi

Please remember that I'm not asking you for a diagnosis.

My hands and feet are generally at low temperature than the overall temperature even when I'm wearing gloves or socks, or when in bed. Otherwise, I'm a healthy person. What could be the reason for this? Does genetics have anything to do with it? Please let me know.
There is lots of temperature variation within the body, the extremities specifically. Which can be a few degrees colder than core temperature.

Certainly, in some people because of morphological variation, this can a greater difference than in others.
 
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There is lots of temperature variation within the body, the extremities specifically. Which can be a few degrees colder than core temperature.

Certainly, in some people because of morphological variation, this can a greater difference than in others.
Hi Bobze

What are these 'morphological variations'? Aren't all humans morphologically more or less similar?

My feet and hands are quite at less temperature and anyone touching could feel it.

Best wishes
Jackson
 
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Hi Bobze

What are these 'morphological variations'? Aren't all humans morphologically more or less similar?

My feet and hands are quite at less temperature and anyone touching could feel it.

Best wishes
Jackson


No, look inside a cadaver sometime :tongue2: You have variations of vasculature, variations of muscle mass, variations of fat deposits, types of fat, rate of blood flow, etc all affecting thermal regulation in our bodies.
 
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Aren't all humans morphologically more or less similar?
More or less, yes.

Do you look exactly like Obama? Or Johny Depp? Or only more or less? If you don't look exactly like them, why do you expect to be identical in every inch?
 
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Thanks a lot, Bobze. Perhaps, it has something to do with fat deposit layer there in my hands and feet. I trust you, so no need to look inside a cadaver!:smile:

More or less, yes.

Do you look exactly like Obama? Or Johny Depp? Or only more or less? If you don't look exactly like them, why do you expect to be identical in every inch?
Hi Borek

No, I don't look like them, not in the least bit. But they do say I look like the young Indiana Jones, more or less!:smile:

Best wishes
Jackson
 
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Make sure you've been checked out for circulatory problems and diabetes...
 
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Make sure you've been checked out for circulatory problems and diabetes...
We should avoid discussing the "cause" of any one specific person's aliments as that can be taken by some as a diagnosis. And needless to say, could be rather stressful for a individual if they then believe that "there is something wrong". As you post suggests there could be.

If Jackson wants specific answers for himself, he would be most wise to ask his/her doctor the next time they are in for a visit and not place unnecessary concern on thrown out suggestions they've received online. :wink:
 

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