7 Possible Reasons You Are Cold All The Time

By The Captain January 22, 2021

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Possible reasons you are cold all the time

It could be diabetes.

Diabetes can lead to anemia, kidney and circulation problems, as well as nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 20 million Americans suffer from diabetic nephropathy. One symptom of this condition is the feeling of cold in your hands and feet without them actually feeling cold to the touch.

“When this develops, you experience numbness and sometimes pain in the hands and feet, and since these nerves are also responsible for sending messages to the brain regarding temperature sensation, your hands and feet may feel cold,” says Margarita Rohr, an internist at NYU Langone medical center in New York.

Other symptoms of diabetic nephropathy include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling in the face, feet or hands
  • Confusion

See also: Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


It could be anorexia.

Anorexia a type of eating disorder that involves self-starvation for fear of gaining pounds because of a distorted perception of one’s body and weight. People who battle anorexia usually keep their food intake to a minimum. Always feeling cold in your hands and legs is one of the symptoms of anorexia.

Other symptoms include:

  • Extreme thinness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dry or yellow skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Constipation
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dehydration


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