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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Cold Sensitivity (Definition)

Cold sensitivity is where a person is overly affected by cold weather or cold rooms. They feel colder than the ...Read more


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Been chronically ill for6 months from a serious accident. Had 1 month virus before that. Having severe symptoms: cold intolerance, lost 50 lbs, zero ?

Been chronically ill for6 months from a serious accident. Had 1 month virus before that. Having severe symptoms: cold intolerance, lost 50 lbs, zero   ?

Question or advice?: Terribly sorry about the illness and virus infection. However, we can help you even better if we have a specific question from you. If you are asking for some general advice, all i can say is that it gets better- consider your recovery as a marathon, requiring both your physical and mental strength to complete it. ...Read more

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Craving lemons, cold intolerance, frequent black outs /c injuries, BP dropping 60/40 and below, severe fatigue. How are these related?

Craving lemons, cold intolerance,  frequent black outs /c injuries, BP dropping 60/40 and below, severe fatigue.  How are these related?

Dysautonomia: 40's female with recurrent syncope, hypotension, cold intolerence and chronic fatigue might have severe chronic anemia, an hormonal disorder, or dysautonomia of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS. A general Internist needs to be consulted. Fibromyalgia can encompass these symptoms, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and I have seen IBS sufferers who craved citrus. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic urticaria, frequent severe nose bleeds, petechiae, flushing chest and face, cold intolerance, mild ibs, could these be relate?

Diagnosed with chronic urticaria, frequent severe nose bleeds, petechiae, flushing chest and face, cold intolerance, mild ibs, could these be relate?

See allergist: This sounds like an autoimmune process with several disease conditions going on. You may need the help of an allergist as well as a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is cold intolerance?

What is cold intolerance?

Can't deal with cold: Cold intolerance = poor ability to tolerate cold environment which is normally not too bothersome for you. Often, this is a sign of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism), but other condition such as low blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, infection/fever, raynaud's syndrome etc...If this is troubling you, please doc for an evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Thyroid gland: You should seek an answer for why you have cold intolerance. A possibility is an under-active thyroid gland. See your family doctor for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be cold intolerance when having periods?

Is it normal to be cold intolerance when having periods?

Yes: Your hormones (estrogen & progesterone) are in flux and can also be associated with this sensation. If you have other symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, heavier or irregular periods, this can also be a sign of a thyroid condition. A common condition associated with menstruation is anemia (low blood count). One manifestation of anemia is being cold. I would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would stimuli sensitive myclonus be affected by heat n cold intolerance to & affected by both...Mine r!?

Would stimuli sensitive myclonus be affected by heat n cold intolerance to & affected by both...Mine r!?

Yes: Certainly has been seen before- which is why some people move to certain climates to keep things constant- consider phoenix. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for hot and cold intolerance? Have had increasing cold intolerance with stress recently. Have had some basic testing.

What could be the reason for hot and cold intolerance?  Have had increasing cold intolerance with stress recently.  Have had some basic testing.

Sounds like you may: Need a team of doctors to figure that out. You should see your OB and your pcp. Also you are on meds that can effect your thermoregulation center in your anterior hypothalamus. If nothing obvious shows up save yourself a lot of time and money go to an academic medical center and see the neurologist who specializes in dysautonomias, usually neuropathies effecting the autonomic nervous system. Best. ...Read more

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Cold intolerance and fatigue the past year; what could it be?

Cold intolerance and fatigue the past year; what could it be?

Cold intolerance: Consult your pcp for referral to endocrinologist to rule out thyroid abnormality. ...Read more