10+ Reasons for Feeling Cold in Summer and How to Fix It?

Do you feel cold even after burning 40% of the calories you consume? There could be a whole host of issues for feeling cold in summer.

Your gender could be one of the reasons!

The problem with people always feeling cold can be due to an underlying medical condition or simply because they need to change their lifestyle.

Why Do I Feel Cold Even in Summer

Top 10 Reasons for Feeling Cold in Hot Weather:

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People who always complain about being cold even in hot weather should know about the issue they might be facing. In this way, they can adjust their lifestyle accordingly.

In some cases, they might need to consult their healthcare provider for help.

Gender Affects Body Temperature

Females are found to be more receptive to the condition of feeling cold than males. This is due to the presence of estrogen hormone in higher quantity.

Although they have more fat deposits than men, women lack the muscular tissue which aids in keeping the body warm.

Also, the fact that women lose blood every month during their menses ads to the fact that they feel colder than men.

Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential component of the hemoglobin which is an oxygen-binding protein in the red blood cells.

With a low level of iron, your blood is unable to deliver enough amount of oxygen to the cells with normal circulation. So, your circulatory system must work harder.

More energy is lost when more blood flows near the surface of your skin .

This is one of the reasons why some people complain of feeling cold all the time.

Hypothyroidism

If your body finds it very difficult to cope with even a little bit of cold, hypothyroidism is to be blamed.

The main function of the thyroid gland is to change food into energy. This energy is then used by the body for performing various functions. Keeping the body warm is one of them.

According to a recent study, in two out of a hundred persons, it works slow or doesn’t work at all.

Diabetes Type 2

People suffering from Diabetes Type 2, often feel cold, along with the numbness of hands and feet. If other symptoms are also being felt, a doctor must be consulted straight away.

High Blood Pressure

People suffering from high or low blood pressure, often feel cold as compared to normal individuals. Their hands and feet will always be cold, because of the low blood supply to these areas.

Anemia

The major cause for feeling cold all the time especially in women is due to anemia.

Pale looking skin, fatigue, shortness of breath and feeling cold are the main symptoms of anemia.

Anemia can be confirmed through blood tests and can be easily cured through medication and by improving diet contents.

Reynaud’s Disease

This disease directly impacts the circulation of blood.

So, people suffering from this disease often complain about feeling cold especially in their hands and feet.

Impaired Immunity

For people suffering from this condition, the feeling of coldness is a norm even if the weather is not cold.

Side Effects of Medication

Certain medicines, especially beta-blockers, can make the patient feel cold all the time. They will usually feel cold in the limbs.

Medicines given for angina, high blood pressure, and severe migraines will have such ingredients, which will lead to the feeling of numbness and cold.

Atherosclerosis and Anorexia Nervosa

The furring up of arteries in atherosclerosis, often makes an individual feel cold.

Similarly, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa will often feel cold along with weight loss. A healthcare provider must be consulted if any other symptom is present, along with feeling cold.

Stress, depression, and anxiety will also make an individual vulnerable to feel cold even if everything else is going just fine.

How Lifestyle Changes Can Help

If you are always feeling cold, even when the weather is warm, you need to analyze your lifestyle and change it accordingly.

There won’t always be a medical condition behind you feeling cold.

Often, it will be due to your poor eating habits, lethargic routine, unbalanced diet, and a lack of proper exercise regime that cause the feeling of being cold.

Find out how to manage and improve your lifestyle for a better and healthy living, below:

Balanced Diet

Intake of a balanced diet is paramount to a healthy and happy life. Make sure to take a lot of fruits, leafy vegetables besides the right portion of meat and proteins.

70 percent of our body is water. Drinking ample amount of water is essential for maintaining our body and health.

Eat healthy to be healthy.

Exercise

Working out is very important to keep the body in good condition.

Imagine the body to be like a machine. If you don’t use it properly, it will start rusting. If you overuse it, it will start deteriorating.

You might adjust exercise according to your lifestyle and routine.

If you live a very busy life, take out 15-20 minutes for a quick jog in the park or on a treadmill.

Otherwise, if you have enough time, start a proper exercising routine or yoga.

About the Author

Posted by: M. Isaac / Senior writer

A graduate in biological sciences and a PhD scholar (NCBA&E University, Lahore), M. Isaac combines his vast experience with a keen and critical eye to create practical and inherently engaging content on the human body. His background as a researcher and instructor at a secondary school enables him to best understand the needs of the beginner level learners and the amateur readers and educate them about how their body works, and how they can adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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