Why am I always cold

For many people feeling cold at all times regardless of the weather is a common occurrence, and one that can be caused by many factors. Some of the most common include:


Estrogen, the primary hormone differentiating women and men, is naturally higher in women and has a noticeable impact on making women feel cooler or even outright colder than men in many cases.

Poor Diet

If you regularly eat junk food, fast food or other foods with a low nutritional value that do not provide for a balanced diet your body’s chemistry may be imbalanced and therefore prevent you from functioning normally – thus causing you to constantly feel cold. Diets can also impact your thyroid, one of the key regulators of your body’s metabolism and regulatory systems, thus making you feel colder regardless of the climate. This can also be the case if you are
underweight, as in order to process food your body needs to send additional blood to your stomach to aid in the process – effectively cutting off any additional supply to other extremities and making you feel colder.

Thyroid Problems

Aside from diet potentially affecting your thyroid other medical conditions may also affect it. If you regularly feel cold and also suffer from uncontrollable weight gain then you may have a condition affecting your thyroid’s functionality and should seek a medical professional for assistance.

Hormonal Imbalances

Both pregnancy and menopause in women cause major changes in their normal hormone levels within their bodies, with many women experiencing what they describe as “hot and cold flashes”. These are natural reactions to various hormonal levels adjusting within your system and in many cases can be corrected with hormone supplements.


Many medications affect your body differently, some of which can cause your body to develop chills as a side effect.

Why am I always cold

Weakened Immunity

In some cases your body can exhibit cold chills as a sign that you immune system has been compromised in some way. This is especially true if you regularly have cold hands and feet regardless of the weather, and if it is a regular occurrence even in warm climates you may wish to seek a medical professional immediately for an examination.