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Winter Health Tips: 7 possible reasons you are freezing all the time and tips to keep your hands warm

7 reasons you're freezing all the time

New Delhi: Are you one of those people who loads your body with three layers of clothes before you step out of your house in the winter season while your friends wear one sweatshirt and are good to go? Do you always wonder why are you the only one who feels this cold?

There could be various reasons for you to feel cold all the time and some could be more serious health problems than you can think of. Anaemia, hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, and anorexia could be few of them. Being cold all the time can be a result of deficiencies, food habits, and other serious illnesses. Read - Weight loss: 5 diet tips to stay healthy and fit this winter

Gender

Research has found that women feel colder than men at the same temperature because of the low skin temperature. Women have high levels of oestrogen and subcutaneous fat which cause low skin temperature, thus making them feel colder than men, even in the same surroundings.

There isn’t really anything you can do about the gender, but what you can do is dress in warmer clothes, avoid foods and beverages that cause your body to be cold. You should also wear gloves as often as you can to keep your hands from freezing, especially when you have to drive.

Anaemia and Hypothyroidism

One of the many reasons that you feel cold can be anaemia or hypothyroidism. Anaemia is a health condition caused by a deficiency of iron, while hypothyroidism is a condition that results when the body is unable to produce enough of the thyroid hormone, affecting the metabolism of the body. Read - Turmeric tea benefits: A weight loss drink recipe that can help prevent cancer, control diabetes

You can avoid or reduce the risk of anaemia by following a well-balanced diet and including iron-rich foods in your meals. Green leafy vegetables that are so easily available in the winters are a very good source of iron. You should also include lentils, beans, nuts and seeds in your diet to provide your body with the required iron content.

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy, which affects around 20 million people in the US, according to the National Institute of neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It can also cause anaemia which results in feelinf too cold. There is no definite way to prevent type 2 diabates. However, you can reduce your risk or delay the onset of the condition by exercising regularly, keeping your weight in check, and eating healthy and a balanced diet. 

Kidney issues

 If you are suffering from any kidney issues, you are more likely to feel cold. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), kidney diseases are linked with anaemia. Waste build up in the kidney due to a disease can also lead to lower core body temperatures.

One very important factor for avoiding kidney issues is to keep your blood sugar levels in check, along with your weight and diet.

Anorexia

A type of eating disorder that causes you to become very thin because of a constant worry of gaining weight. It is the most common in people from age 14-60. Anorexia also causes a person to feel cold since the body becomes very deficient of various nutrients and extremely weak.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

A vitamin B12 defiviency can also cause you to feel cold more often and in more intensity than the others. Vitamin B12 helps prevent anaemia and also is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy.

A deficiency of Vitamin B12 can also be avoided by inclduign fish, meat, egg, and milk products in your diet.

Food habits

Certain foods keep you warmer than others and not including any of them in your diet in the winters can cause you to feel cold all the time. Certain foods like cucumbers and bottle gourds that are believed to cool down the body should also be avoided in the winter season which otherwise can make you feel colder. The foods you should eat or consume c=more often during the colder months can include ginger, garlic, green leafy vegetables, carrots, and radish- they are easily avaialble in the winters.

 

Your hands will stay warm if your body stays warm, and the body will stay warm when it is healthy and fit and stocked with the nutrition it requires. You should still dress in warm clothes like hand warmers and gloves, take dietary supplements to provide your body with the nutrients, drink warm beverages and also chill near a bonfire on nights when you have the time.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

 

Article source: https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/winter-health-tips-reasons-you-feel-cold-keep-hands-warm/327459

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