Although the cause of cold hands can be as simple as being in a cold environment or your body's natural response to maintain its normal temperature, if you have ongoing problems with cold hands, there could be a number of causes. Having cold hands could signal a problem with your blood circulation or the blood vessels in your hands.

Causes of cold hands include:

  1. Anemia
  2. Buerger's disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Frostbite
  5. Lupus
  6. Raynaud's disease
  7. Scleroderma

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Jun. 19, 2012