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If You’re Always Cold, It Might Be Time to See Your GP: Health Expert Highlights Potential Causes

As winter temperatures drop, it’s common to rely on extra layers and heating to stay warm. However, persistent coldness might indicate underlying issues. Health expert Dr. Jen Caudle shared on TikTok five reasons you could be feeling chilly:

  1. Anaemia: Low red blood cell or hemoglobin levels can cause inappropriate cold sensations. Symptoms include tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, pale skin, irregular heartbeat, and dizziness.
  2. Underactive Thyroid: Thyroid diseases, particularly hypothyroidism, can lead to feeling cold. Other symptoms involve tiredness, weight gain, constipation, depression, slow movements, muscle aches, and dry skin.
  3. Low Body Mass: Being underweight or lacking muscle mass may intensify the feeling of coldness.
  4. Narrow Blood Vessels: If blood vessels are too narrow, it can cause localized cold sensations in certain body parts.
  5. Medications: Some medications may cause feeling cold as a side effect. It’s crucial to discuss medication effects on body temperature with your doctor.

Dr. Caudle advises tracking symptoms and seeking medical advice if you consistently feel colder than normal, emphasizing the importance of appropriate clothing for the environment.

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