Why do you feel cold all the time?

There are many reasons for your body to feel cold. Is it simply due to low environmental temperatures, or is it a sign of some disease?

The feeling of cold when exposed to low temperatures is very normal. But if you always feel cold when everyone feels nothing strange, it’s not normal at all.

Here are some reasons why you feel cold all the time:

Iron deficiency


Iron is indispensable in any body, it is a very important mineral. Iron makes red blood cells carry oxygen through the blood to the body's other internal organs, and it brings other nutrients to every cell.

When iron is deficient, blood will no longer circulate well and you will always feel cold. Iron is important because iron deficiency can affect your thyroid, leading to hypothyroidism, which in turn will make you feel cold. Add the necessary iron, but the best way to increase your iron intake is to use healthy foods from meat, eggs, green leafy vegetables and seafood.

Cardiovascular diseases

If your hands and feet are cold for a long time, it can be a very visible sign of poor circulation. You should go to the hospital for check-ups immediately because it is likely to be a sign of a blocked artery or cardiovascular diseases.


Seasonal affective disorder

People with seasonal affective disorders are often very tired, anxious, even depressed, especially in the cold winter. They tend to reduce dopamine and they may become too sensitive to cold weather.

Sleepless nights

The fact that you always feel cold will definitely affect your sleep. If your body temperature drops, you will not be able to sleep. When you can’t sleep, the nervous system, the brain's regulation mechanism, heat regulation mechanism and metabolic rate will slow down, leading to less heat production less and slower circulation.


Women usually feel colder than men, this has been demonstrated by scientists. They used a thermal camera to measure the body temperature of the participants. As a result, women feel colder than men by 3 degrees Celsius. From there we can also see that women can cope with hot weather better.


Underweight or overweight

When you are underweight, your body does not have enough fat to prevent it from getting cold or to keep it warm. When you have a light body, you will have difficulty absorbing food, so you may not be able to eat much. This reduces calorie consumption by slowing down metabolism, so that you do not produce enough body heat. Take a look at your diet, it should provide healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

However, if you are overweight, the amount of heat around your abdomen decreases. Researchers also point out that obese people often have lower body temperature than others. Therefore, you should try to maintain the ideal body weight.

Lack of water

As you know, 70% of the adult body is water and water helps regulate body temperature. When you are given enough water, water will keep your body temperature in a comfortable range. And when your body is dehydrated, you are more sensitive to harsh temperature.

Warm water is the best for the body. It helps supply energy for your metabolism. Doctors recommend 8 to 12 glasses of water a day and you can drink water before and after workouts to avoid dehydration.


By: Cole Guthrie

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