Why Am I Always Cold?

Throughout the year, you might be like me and are always freezing. Do you always wear an extra blanket? What about always having goosebumps? If you’re always shivering or feel as if you’re never toasty, there might be a couple different reasons why. With a little research, I hope to identify some of the reasons you might be cold even when its warm outside.

Reasons for being cold

One plausible reason for you always feeling cold is that you might be too thin. Being thin means you could be lacking the body fat to insulate you from the cold. It could be a good idea for you to gain a few pounds to increase your body fat levels. Without your metabolism, you might not create enough body heat. Another problem might be from your thyroid not secreting enough of the hormone. Without correct levels, your metabolism slows, preventing your body’s engine from producing adequate heat.

Have you thought that maybe you have bad circulation? If it seems that only certain parts of your body get cold, this might be your problem. Some signs of bad blood circulation include numbness, fatigue, hair loss, and even dizziness. Being dehydrated can also lead to a cold body due to its ability to regulate body temperature. Less water in your system can lead to you being more sensitive to different temperatures. Anemia happens when your body cannot create enough red blood cells to properly carry oxygen through your body. Feeling cold is a symptom that usually comes with being anemic. If anemia is the problem, then B12 or iron supplements may solve the problem, but you should discuss taking supplements with a physician first.

Talk to your doctor

If you have diabetic nephropathy, symptoms include feeling cold, itchiness, and nausea. At this point, you might want to discuss with a doctor about why you may always feel cold. Until you get a proper diagnosis, you will not be able to find treatment for your chronic coldness. Since feeling cold all the time can be a sign of a more serious medical condition, it’s important not to ignore these symptoms. Schedule an appointment with your physicians to go over all the possibilities. Once you find the problem, ask for a solution.

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