If you feel chills, it is not always the consequence of cold weather.
Experts from Germany told about that, what else could explain this feeling and whether it requires treatment.
Lack of sleep. Cause of fever can be a sleep deficit. When excessive fatigue the body feels acutely cold. Although the exact cause is unknown, it is established that nevirapine people have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And with his presence in the body is a corresponding reaction that causes chills.
Hypothyroidism. The feeling of chills throughout the body can be the consequence of not enough active thyroid – disorders faced by every 50 women and one man for every thousand. In hypothyroidism located in the neck gland does not produce enough of the hormone thyroxine, necessary for regulating many body functions, including heating it.
Excess sugar in the blood. Cold hands and feet can be the result of diabetes, which is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels. Hundreds of thousands of Russians suffer from a “silent” diabetes, not yet diagnosed. They are faced with symptoms such as fatigue, frequent urination and cold extremities.
Infection. The increased body temperature indicates the beginning of inflammatory processes in the organism in which the cells of the immune system to fight off infections. Quite often this is accompanied by strong chills.
Irritation of the skin. In severe eczema and other similar skin irritations, in which it becomes red and inflamed, may be feeling a chill in the damaged areas of the body. The skin itself is a thermoregulatory mechanism, it has the ability to maintain body temperature. And inflammation, intensive itching, blood vessels dilate.
Iron deficiency in the diet. Anemia may be accompanied by fever as the body lacks red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body.
Heart pills. A common side effect of beta-blockers prescribed to victims of hypertension and arrhythmia, is a feeling of coldness in the fingers and toes. Beta blockers slow the heartbeat, causing blood vessels constrict, blood flow is reduced, which causes chills.
Female. If you feel the cold much sharper than your spouse, then this is your floor. The female hormone estrogen makes the peripheral blood vessels in the fingers and toes are more sensitive to cold, even if temperature does not decrease too much.
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