HEALTH CHECK: 3 Reasons Why You Could Be Cold All The Time

HEALTH CHECK: 3 Reasons Why You Could Be Cold All The Time

Even with the AC and fans off, you’re still looking for a blanket? Teeth chattering and goosebumps on your skin? Cold hands and feet all the time? These are just some symptoms of serious health problems that can very well be fatal. Women tend to feel cold easily and are prone that Let’s look at the three health problems you might be suffering from judging by the symptoms.

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Anemia

Anemia

It happens when your body can’t make the required red blood cells that carry out the oxygen all over your body. Other symptoms of anemia are constant fatigue, pale skin due to lack of blood, irregular heartbeats, hormone imbalances, menstruation problems, headaches, shortness of breath, etc.

Your body is not receiving the needed levels of iron that it needs to pump blood in your body. This makes your blood flow even slower than usual because you lack enough blood in the first place. Since the blood doesn’t reach all the parts of your body soon enough, mainly your hands, feet, face etc you’re always freezing.

Add green leafy veggies, proteins such as meat, nuts, and seeds to your diet to boost your blood levels. You can also intake iron supplements to get the required levels of iron in your body.

Anorexia

Anorexia

Anorexia is a severe eating disorder that is an extreme worry about gaining weight. This then makes the person starve, diet, purge and avoid eating food in order to become thin. Since you aren’t eating enough, your body is constantly trying to reserve energy thus holding back from keeping your warm and circulating blood to your body. Feeling cold all the time due to lack of blood (because there is barely any food in the body), less body weight than necessary, fatigue, depression and missing menstrual cycles are all symptoms of anorexia and other food disorders.

Although anorexia has physical results, it is more so a mental health issue. It takes therapy, willpower and lots of support and love to get back to the real world once you become a victim of any eating disorders. Remember that you and your health is important to your family, friends, loved ones and professional counselors who are

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Your thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your throat. It is key in regulating your metabolism and keep a check on your body’s chemical reactions. If this gland fails to make the required amount of thyroid hormones, and your body doesn’t effectively absorb or process it, you suffer from hypothyroidism.

Other than always feeling cold, you will suffer from hair thinning, dry skin, constant tiredness, irregular or heavy menstrual periods, weight gain and water retention.

Thyroid problems affect every 1 in 3 women at some point in their life due to other factors. Go for regular checkups and stay hydrated with a balanced diet to keep your thyroid glands functioning smoothy.

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