Are You Always Cold? Here's Why
By Sara Butler
Do you always find yourself layering up because you are cold? Do you shock your partner every night when they climb into bed because your feet or hands are like blocks of ice? Well, there may be several reasons why you’re cold all the time. Here are a few of the reasons why and how your chiropractor can help.
You Need More Iron
If you don’t have sufficient iron levels then you may experience chronic coldness. Iron is a mineral that is responsible for helping your blood to carry oxygen throughout your body, and it also helps to heat your body. When you don’t have enough iron in your system, then your blood cells can’t function correctly and you may get cold easily.
Your Circulation is Not Optimal
If you notice your feet and hands are always cold, then you may have an issue with your circulation. Your heart may not be pumping blood effectively enough, or you may have some kind of joint dysfunction that isn’t helping your body to maintain optimal circulation. Whatever your problem may be, you should discuss your cold hands and feet with your chiropractor so they can examine you and try to find the underlying issue of your constantly cold hands and feet.
You Don’t Sleep Enough
Yes, sleep can impact how chilly you are! Your nervous system regulates every function in your body -- including your temperature regulation. If you’re not keeping your central nervous system healthy and functioning at its best by caring for yourself properly and getting enough sleep at night, then it can cause your body temperature to get a bit wonky. If you’re having difficulty sleeping at night, then you should discuss it with your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint and see if they can help you pinpoint the problem. Hopefully, better sleep will have a positive impact beyond your body temperature!
You Don’t Drink Enough Water
Your body is 60 percent water, and water helps to regulate your body temperature. When you’re properly hydrated, then your body can more easily trap heat, releasing it slowly so your body temperature stays at a comfortable level. It also helps to keep your metabolism revving, so if you aren’t getting enough water, that may be the culprit behind those cold fingers and toes!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.