Examples of symptoms caused by cold intolerance are stiff neck and shoulders, low back pain, constipation, menstrual cramps and depression.
Why does cold intolerance cause these symptoms?
Q1. What weakness causes cold intolerance?
A1. Pumping of muscles
Our body is warm because blood is circulated by pumping of heart and muscles. Hands and feet are easily cold because blood can’t be delivered to the area.
Q2. Cold intolerance is caused by the weakness of muscles, but there are two other causes. What are the two other causes?
A2. (1) Lack of water (2) Unhealthy diet
Muscles transport blood. Even if the transporter is good, a heavy package is hard to transport and a light package is easy to transport. If you consume excessive amount of fat, blood becomes sticky and becomes difficult to pump. So it is important to take proper amount of water and balanced meals.
Q3. Why will you easily get serious diseases if you leave cold intolerance as it is?
A3. Because your immune strength lowers.
If the body temperature goes down by 1 ˚C (1.8 ˚F), your immune strength lowers by 30%.
Q4. Why do women easily become cold intolerance more than men?
A4. Because women have less muscles which produce heat and transport blood than men.
Heat transfer of fat is not good so fat blocks the heat. Fat seems like it works as heat insulation but actually fat is difficult to warm up once it becomes cold. Fat is like heat insulation and women are covered more by the heat insulation than men, so it is difficult for women to transfer the heat to the skin.
Q5. In recent years, men with cold intolerance are increasing rapidly and they tend to have depression. Why did men with cold intolerance increase?
A5. Due to stress.
Autonomic nervous system controls the body temperature. Autonomic nervous system loses balance due to stress leading to cold intolerance.
When our body temperature is high, our body lowers our body temperature by sweating. When our body temperature is low, our body keeps our body warm by decreasing blood flow. When you are in stress, your autonomic nervous system is not able to control these things.
Your body feels stress without subjective symptoms. How to distinguish if you are feeling stress or not is to check if you are sweating in your palms or not. Sweating in your palm is related to your mental state.
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