Why Am I Always Cold? 6 Reasons You Might Feel Frozen All The Time

Why Am I Always Cold? 6 Reasons You Might Feel Frozen All The Time

Winter or summer, it doesn’t matter, if you feel frozen all the time there must be something wrong. You have tried to keep warm, everything from woolen socks to a warming blanket and you are still feeling like an ice cube. Maybe it is time to search for the root of your cold problem instead of just treating the symptoms.

In this article we will explore several different causes that might be making you feel so cold all the time.

Maybe you are just tired

Chronic fatigue might be one of the reasons you are feeling frozen all the time. The explanation is simple, when we constantly feel tired and exhausted we are less likely to engage in any type of physical activity. This means that we are not using our muscles to generate heat leaving your body feeling cold. Understandably, it is quite hard to make yourself start doing some exercises when all you want to do is sleep, however, if you want to get warm, that might be the only solution.

You’re not eating enough

There are two possible reasons why being underweight can lead to you feeling like a popsicle all the time. Being underweight could make you feel cold for two reasons. First, having a bit of padding in a form of fat can work as an insulator, helping your body keep the heat in. Secondly, nutrition. If you do not provide your body with enough energy via food, your metabolism will slow down. This happens due to the fact that your brain is sending signals to your body that it needs to preserve energy and not waste it on heat. In order to deal with this issue properly, try stocking on calorie-rich foods like nuts, yogurt, good fat and dried fruit.

You might need more water

Dehydration can be one of the reasons you are feeling cold most of the time. Lack of water in your body slows down your circulation. In addition, water holds in heat, which means if you do not supply your body with sufficient amount of H2O you could be missing out on its  temperature-retaining benefits. This one is at least easily fixable, Increase your daily water intake and feel the cold slowly leaving your body.

Your home environment may be to blameYour home environment may be to blame

Yes, it is as simple as that. If you leave in a drafty home and you are not aware that your perpetual coldness could be coming from the cold air surrounding you, this might pose a problem. So before you go any further in your quest to get warm, try getting everything replaced. And if that doesn’t help, you might feel more cozy if you consider purchasing a solid infrared heater to help you out during your cold nights and days.

Start with quality entry doors, then move on to the windows and other possible cold air entrance points. Don’t forget about the chimney, keeping it closed when its not being used, is also a must.You will be surprised how much of a difference it will make not having cold air roaming through your home.

Anemia might be one of the causes

You might oblivious to the fact that you are anemic, however, being cold all the time could be one of the major symptoms. Other accompanying symptoms are dizziness, exhaustion and painless. This is something you definitely need to consult a doctor about. The most common form of anemia is iron deficiency anemia‚ this means that you don’t have enough red blood cells or hemoglobin to carry adequate oxygen to our bodily tissues. Which in return results in bad circulation and we are back full circle to being cold all the time.

Is your thyroid healthy

According to a recent study 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and about 13 million of them are undiagnosed. Feeling constantly cold might be a symptom of hypothyroidism. If you are suffering from this condition it means that your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones, which regulate a lot of crucial bodily functions, like your metabolism, energy levels, and most importantly your body temperature. If you suspect that you are suffering from hypothyroidism visit your doctor as soon as possible.

So there you are, these are just some of the possible reasons you are freezing all the time. Hopefully by determining the cause you will be able to get rid of the symptoms in no time.

Author’s Bio: Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief of Smooth Decorator.  She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that’s where she gets most of her inspiration from.

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