It is completely normal to feel cold when the temperature outside drops suddenly for over 10 degrees. But if you start feeling cold while everyone around you feels amazing then it may indicate that you may deal with some health disorders.
There is one general opinion that women usually are more sensitive to conditions that may lead to constant feeling of cold, but there are also various health disorders that may cause this unpleasant feeling.
REASONS YOU ARE ALWAYS COLD
If you are too skinny and have very low body weight and your BMI is 18,5 and lower then it may be possible reason you are cold all the time. This is because you miss certain amount of body fat that will protect you from the cold.
Constant feeling of cold is also linked to disturbed functions of thyroid gland, precisely the dysfunction known as hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland is not producing proper amount of hormones, your metabolism slows down, and your body is not able to do it functions normally which makes you feel cold all the time.
Anemia caused by lack of iron in the blood is also linked to constant feeling of cold. Iron is mineral that helps the transportation of oxygen through the body. Along with oxygen the cells get food which creates heat. When you lack iron in the blood your red blood cells will distribute lower amount of nutrient and oxygen and you will be cold.
If the constant feeling of cold is only in arms and feet then you are having problems with circulation. There are various reasons your body does not pump enough blood to your hands and feet. Some of most common reasons are cardiovascular diseases, problems with arteries or smoking.
If you don’t sleep as much as you should your nervous system, especially the brain functions that are linked to body temperature will be ruined. Scientists believe that this happens because lack of sleep lowers the activity in hypothalamus which is the part of the brain that is responsible for blood temperature regulation.
Constant feeling of cold may indicate you are suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency. This vitamin helps in production of red blood cells that distribute oxygen and nutrients to all body cells. Deficiency on vitamin B12 can lead to anemia, low level of red blood cells and constant feeling of cold.
Numbness and pain in hands and feet may be one of the earlier signs of diabetes. This pain causes the nerves to send signals to the brain about temperature, and cause cold hands and feet. This condition called nephropathy develops slowly and it may take time before we are aware of it. It is usually followed with other symptoms as tiredness, increased need for urination, and constant feeling of thirst. If you notice these symptoms talk to a medic, because you may need to run few checkups.