What medical issues might cause you to feel cold ‘all the time’?

Last Update: June 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Source: NFTS

Date:  June 12, 2019

 

What medical issues might cause you to feel cold ‘all the time’?

 

By Dr Holly, heard at noon pacific every Wednesday on News for the Soul

 

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.

 

I think it was two weeks ago, Wendy in Washington State asked: I am always cold.  Even In the middle of summer I’m freezing.  I feel like something is not right but my doctors say I am fine.  I’d like to ask Dr Holly’s opinion about this thanks.

I didn’t get around to answering the question in the hour, so I thought I would use it as the intro this week.

There are a number of reasons why someone might “always be cold”:

  • Cardiovascular system:
    1. Various cardio issues can cause blockages in the vascular system
      1. smoking can constrict blood vessels
      2. insufficient nitric acid or other vascular dilators
  • a weak heart may not be pumping enough blood through the system can cause peripheral sensation of cold – chronic congestive heart failure – so blood is focused on internal organs rather than the periphery
  1. It could be due to poor blood circulation other symptoms may include:
  2. Bluish color to the skin as opposed to the normal pinkiness aka cyanosis
  3. Numbness
  4. Cold hands and fingers
  5. Dry skin
  6. Vertigo and dizziness – also can be due to ear infections
  7. Hair issues: hair loss and/or dandruff
  8. Endurance or stamina – due to lack of oxygen to the muscles
  9. Muscle cramps – also due to low magnesium or potassium
  10. Ulcers, usually hands & feet – especially in diabetics
  11. Slow healing and frequent infections – also diabetics, poor immune function; poor adrenal function; etc
  • Insufficient fats to insulate the body:
    1. Anorexia – too thin – insufficient calories in the diet
    2. Bulimia – too thin – vomiting calories before absorption
    3. Hyperthyroidism – thyroid functioning too high – too much thyroxin
    4. Diabetes – type 1 and type II (note 80% of people overweight do NOT have diabetes – so current question is: does diabetes cause weight gain? But then many loose weight with diabetes? Hmmmm)
    5. GIT issues – huge number of issues that prevent you from absorbing nutrients
      1. Inflammatory gut issues: Crohn’s, leaky gut syndrome, IBS, gastritis,
      2. Other gut issues: diverticulitis, appendicitis, blockage
  • Liver issues – insufficient bile to break down fats
  1. Pancreas issues – insufficient enzymes to break down other foods
  2. Microbiota issues – insufficient good bacteria for digestion and absorption and production of nutrients
  • Anemia: usually insufficient iron or B12
    1. Poor iron absorption
      1. Insufficient iron in the diet (adolescent and young adult women and pregnant woman typically need higher amounts of iron in the det
      2. Blood loss – heavy or extended periods; trauma to the body
  • Excess exercise – more arterial leaks and thus more blood loss
  1. Insufficient hydrochloric acid is needed for iron absorption
  2. Heavy metal toxicity: arsenic, cadmium, leah
  1. Poor B12 absorption
    1. Poor secretion of hydrochloric acid
    2. Vegetarian – insufficient amounts in the diet
  • Liver issues
    1. Heavy drinking
    2. Fatty liver issues
  1. Stomach issues
    1. Gastric bypass – again depletes IF
    2. Gastritis – inflammation of the stomach
    3. Pernicious anemia – auto-immune disorder that attacks the lining of the stomach that secretes the hydrochloric acid
  2. Intestinal issues
    1. SIBO – too much harmful bacteria that uses B12
    2. Celia disease – auto-immune – gluten (could be biophyphoshates) that attacks lining of the intestines
    3. Crohn’s disease – damaged ileum – section of the intestines where B12 is absorbed
    4. Tapeworm infection – feeds off the B12 before it can be absorbed
  3. Medications
    1. Antacids – neutralize stomach acids and deplete IF
  • Hypothyroid – but then we look at:
    1. Low iodine levels
    2. Medications like:
      1. radiation and chemotherapy for cancer
      2. meds like lithium for issues like bipolar, severe depression
    3. Congenital health issues
    4. Neurological issues like: hypothalamus or pituitary not secreting enough hormone to stimulate the thyroid
    5. Is it really the liver or the adrenals
      1. liver or adrenals
  • Diabetes – impacts how your metabolic processes function
  • Hypothalamus – regulates hormones that control body temperature
  • Raynaud’s disorder – restricting blood to the extremities
  • Lupus
    1. Raynaud’s disorder can be a sign of lupus
    2. Low energy, arthritic type issues; chest pains; urinating issues; GIT issues; weight loss without intent; hair loss; blisters in weird places; tender bumps in the neck; rashes in the sunlight
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia – more pain and discomfort but can also affect cold
    1. Insufficient sleep – throws off the regulatory mechanisms in the body and the body temp will drop
  • Dehydration – will contribute to deregulation of body temp; but there are many causes of dehydration:
    1. Drink more when exercising
    2. Salty and spicy foods can cause more dehydration
  • Alcohol can cause dehydration
  1. Diabetes
  2. Heart failure – reduction in blood volume will induce thirst
  3. Liver problems may cause blood vessels in the throat to become enlarged and bleed – thus reducing blood flow
  • Stress and anxiety may cause a mental condition called polydipsia – thirsty with no apparent cause

 

So the big question after determining what is causing the problem, is obviously, how to resolve it. Well of course, treatment protocol varies widely depending on the cause. It would be nice if all we had to do was drink more water – yet that does work for some.

So what do you do if that doesn’t work for you:

  • Look at the symptoms in each category – note there will be a lot of overlap
  • Increase food intake that help with:
  • Increasing Vit B12
  • Iron
  • Hydrochloric acid production
  • You might want to get tested on issues that might apply like:
  • Vit B12
  • Iron
  • Hypothyroid
  • Chronic congestive heart issues
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Raynaud’s

 

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.