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What Causes Cold Sensation Of Body In A Person With Hypothyroidism?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Question: I am usually a very hot blooded 65yr old female post menopausal but the past few months have had sudden attacks of becoming cold . There are no acute signs of infection or respiratory problems. I do have hypothyroid condition which I am and have been on medication for yrs. Also had a blood test last month and am within range. I have never had this happen til a few months ago. My medications have not changed in several years, High BP,thyroid,depression,high cholesterol. Could you please tell me what could possibly be causing this condition
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Answered by Dr. Dr. BR Hudda (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
this could be due to hypothyroid condition

Detailed Answer:
Hello Greetings

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. You should be worried but not too much.

Looking at your history this could be due to hypothyroid condition which affects your Basal Metabolic Rate, other than thyroid High BP, Bad Cholesterol and depression can be kept under check with medicines and life style modifications

I see similar cases amongst this age group ladies who visit my clinic. At the outset,i would advise you to continue your medicines as advised by your physician for Depression High BP and cholesterol

make an appointment with your doctor for thyroid tests and ask for adjustment of doses of thyroid drugs

i will advise you here certain life style modifications like

High fibre diet, green leafy vegetables, fruit.
Cut down the processed food. White bread, doughnuts, white sugar, pizza should be completely avoided.
A 40 minute physical activity every day like morning walk, evening walk or a visit to the gym or swimming pool.

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you good health.

Regards
DR BR Hudda
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What Causes Cold Sensation Of Body In A Person With Hypothyroidism?

Brief Answer: this could be due to hypothyroid condition Detailed Answer: Hello Greetings I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. You should be worried but not too much. Looking at your history this could be due to hypothyroid condition which affects your Basal Metabolic Rate, other than thyroid High BP, Bad Cholesterol and depression can be kept under check with medicines and life style modifications I see similar cases amongst this age group ladies who visit my clinic. At the outset,i would advise you to continue your medicines as advised by your physician for Depression High BP and cholesterol make an appointment with your doctor for thyroid tests and ask for adjustment of doses of thyroid drugs i will advise you here certain life style modifications like High fibre diet, green leafy vegetables, fruit. Cut down the processed food. White bread, doughnuts, white sugar, pizza should be completely avoided. A 40 minute physical activity every day like morning walk, evening walk or a visit to the gym or swimming pool. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing you good health. Regards DR BR Hudda