please help me. i am always cold. even in the hieght of summer i can be really cold. when other men have their tops off im wearing a t-shirt and a jumper! i seem to lose the warmth in my hands , feet and genital area first then the rest of my body go cold. it can take hours if not all day to warm back up, and thats if i can warm bk up. this affects my confidence as i never want to move or leave a very warm area as i know i will just go freezing again. this is not just any minor thing, this effects my life massively and just wish i could be normal. ive been like this since puberty. please can anybody give me some answers and treatments
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The commonest cause of feeling cold is low external temperature. However you say it was warm enough. There can be several other causes like hypothyroidism, liver diseases, adrenal insufficiency, liver failure and as a side effect of some drugs. Vit B12 deficiency causes feeling cold, tiredness, dizziness etc. Low intrinsic factor in gut that hampers absorption, pernicious anemia, parasites in the gut, diet poor in Vit B12, Crohn;s disease, IBS, or poor metabolism by liver are the causes behind it. Please consult a doctor to rule these out. Take a diet rich in Vit B12 which should include meat and animal products, cheese, such as beef, liver, salmon, cod, and eggs. Take B12 supplements and breakfast cereals fortified with vitamin B12. Finding the cause is important. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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