Top 10 reasons why you’re always so cold

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a sweater or blanket, even when others around you are comfortable? Feeling cold all the time can be frustrating and uncomfortable, and can be a sign of an underlying health issue. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 reasons for why you may always feel cold.

  1. Anemia: Low levels of red blood cells or hemoglobin can cause you to feel cold, as your body struggles to distribute oxygen to your tissues.
  2. Thyroid issues: Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, can slow down your metabolism and cause you to feel cold.
  3. Raynaud’s disease: This condition causes blood vessels in your fingers and toes to narrow in response to stress or cold temperatures, leading to cold and numbness in these areas.
  4. Poor circulation: Issues with blood flow, such as peripheral artery disease or blood clots, can cause you to feel cold.
  5. Vitamin deficiencies: Low levels of vitamins D, B12, or folate can affect your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  6. Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can cause your body to conserve heat, leading to feeling cold.
  7. Medications: Certain medications, such as beta blockers and antidepressants, can cause you to feel cold as a side effect.
  8. Low body fat: Having a low body fat percentage can cause you to feel cold more easily, as fat helps insulate the body.
  9. Stress: High levels of stress can cause your body to release adrenaline, which can lead to feeling cold.
  10. Aging: As you age, your body may have a harder time regulating temperature, leading to feeling cold more often.

If you’re always feeling cold, it’s important to talk to your doctor to determine the underlying cause or you could do our General Health MOT as a first step. In some cases, lifestyle changes such as staying hydrated, improving nutrition, and staying physically active can help improve circulation and regulate body temperature. By understanding the top 10 reasons for feeling cold, you can take steps to improve your comfort and overall health.

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