A 25-year-old member asked:
is it common to be cold all the time after weight loss surgery?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Not enough body fat: You do not have enough body adipose tissue like you used to. So that is one reason. The other reason might be your basal metabolic rate might be low. You can increase this will help. Check your thyroid levels if this is low you can also have increased sensitivity to body temperatures. In functional medicine we advice to eat warm foods - this resets the stomach meridians - sip 1 hour bromelain tea.
Answered on Oct 15, 2011
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent answered
29 years experience Bariatrics
Possibly: Significant loss of adipose or fat tissue from surgical weight loss can result in less thermal insulation. This could cause a patient to feel colder. It's also important to look at the patients thyroid levels to make sure this is not the culprit.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013
Dr. Terry Simpson answered
35 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Your body dilates veins to keep you cool when you ate obese. But they never go back. So you will need to look fashionable in sweaters.
Answered on Jul 7, 2012
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