I never used to get cold. I was always hot, and wanted the temperature turned down. But this year, I have lost a significant amount of weight. I am still overweight (BMI ~ 30), but much less so than before. And now I get cold every day, especially my hands and feet.
I understand the physiology. My blood vessels constrict and reduce the blood flow to my limbs. However, I have lost the weight through healthy diet and exercise. I run around 25 miles a week. So my circulation should not be an issue, nor something like diabetes. Since it has just started with the weight loss, I am ruling out a disorder like Raynaud's disease
. The only cause
I have seen that concerned me was anemia, but my diet includes a lot of iron rich foods
like broccoli, nuts, oats, and fish, all of which I have at least 4-5 times a week. Plus I had blood work done last week, and I think they would have mentioned an iron deficiency, so I don't think that is it.
Also, I live in Florida. The outside temperature right now is around 80F. Inside around 72. This has been happening since July or so, during the hottest summer on record.
In addition to just being generally uncomfortable, it also makes my wife recoil when I touch her with my icy fingers.
So I am frustrated by this. What can I do to not have cold hands all the time?