Why Am I Cold All the Time?

Some people feel cold all the time and often need a blanket or coat to keep warm, while others around them seem just fine. As frustrating or worrisome as this may be, it is not an uncommon situation. There are medical and health conditions that can cause a condition known as cold intolerance.

Cold intolerance is not an illness but simply an abnormal sensitivity to cold environments or cold temperatures. It may be a symptom of a problem with your metabolism (the conversion of calories to energy) or caused by nervous system disorders that alter your perception of cold. Even being thin can make you extra sensitive to cold. This article looks at 13 different causes of cold intolerance, including why they occur and what you can do.

What Is Cold Intolerance? Cold intolerance, also known as cold sensitivity or hypersensitivity, is an elusive condition in which you have an exaggerated reaction to cold, causing discomfort and/or the avoidance of cold. That said, there is no universally accepted definition since the underlying causes are so varied, and not everyone with these conditions is intolerant to cold.

Excerpted from Very Well Health

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