Feeling Cold For No Reason

What Causes Feeling Cold?

Feeling cold can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'life-threatening'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose feeling cold, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "feeling cold" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Underconsumption
  • Anemia
  • Chronic Infection
  • Anxiety
  • Vitamin B-Complex Need
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes II

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
omnivorous diet
high processed meat consumption
shortness of breath when at rest
having excess body fat
constant thirst
consuming too few calories
being an unsocial person
African ethnicity
coffee consumption
poorly-removed amalgams
poor concentration during cycle
poor cold weather tolerance
... and more than 130 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of feeling cold:
Cause Probability Status
Hypothyroidism 90% Confirm
Underconsumption 20% Unlikely
Diabetes II 17% Unlikely
Chronic Infection 4% Ruled out
Anemia 0% Ruled out
Vitamin B-Complex Need 0% Ruled out
Anxiety 0% Ruled out
Mercury Toxicity 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Metabolic Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about feeling cold for no reason:
How often do you feel cold for no apparent reason? This question refers to your whole body, not just hands and feet.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know / hands and feet only
→ Never / less than once a year
→ Occasionally - several times a year
→ Regularly - several times a month
→ Often/always
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate not feeling unusually cold, occasionally feeling unusually cold, regularly feeling unusually cold or often/always feeling unusually cold, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
(Prescription) Drug Side-Effects

Certain medications – such as those prescribed for hypertension, angina, or migraine – can cause feelings of being cold because beta blockers may reduce the circulation in the extremities while increasing blood circulation to the heart.

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

Underweight people often feel cold due to having less fat and muscle mass.  Body fat acts as insulation to keep the body warm; muscle activity generates heat.

Diabetes Type II

The coldness caused by diabetic hypoglycemia is usually accompanied by weakness and, in severe cases, disorientation and fainting.

Underconsumption

As a result of fasting, skipping meals or eating too little, the body will try to conserve energy by producing less body heat, thus reducing your body temperature.

Vitamin B-Complex Requirement

Vitamin B-complex deficiency is known to cause feelings of internal coldness as your core body temperature dips.

... and also rule out issues such as:
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