hi Doc, early morning when i wake up i feel so cold even with blanket ... it take me awhile to warm up my body. what would be the potential causes. my body use to be able to take cold but recently seems to have some prob over here. where i feel cold.
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You have to rule out material causes of the hypothermia first, check whether your room temperature is right. Check if you are wearing the right clothes to keep your body warm during the night, if there is any wind blowing directly at you. Hypothermia occurs when your body loses heat faster than it produces it. The most common causes of hypothermia are exposure to cold weather conditions or cold water, but prolonged exposure to any environment colder than your body can lead to hypothermia.
It is known that at night your body sets the core temperature to above the normal and the room temperature usually seems colder in the morning than at night when you were going to sleep, this is due to the parasympathetic activity in the body during sleep.
After you have excluded the material and physical causes for the hypothermia, you will need to rule out organic causes that cause cold intolerance, the most common being hypothyroidism. I suggest that you get your thyroid function tests done at the earliest. A rectal thermometer should be used to assess the core temperature of the body and the assessment will include taking the room temperature at the time you are feeling cold.
Other potential causes of a lowered body temperature are alcohol consumption (as it is a vasodilator), hypoglycemia (low sugar levels in the morning) especially in diabetics on insulin therapy, an ongoing infection like a UTI or respiratory tract infections can also cause hypothermia.
I suggest that you adapt a systematic approach towards your symptoms and get ruled out all the conditions that I have mentioned one by one.
It will help you identify a cause.
i on the air con... today i had felt the cold , maybe is because of the air con.. usually we sleep on fan. but .. why i feel extreme cold while my wife did not felt that? do you mean if someone with diabetic will feel that? my family history had diabetic. i have not done any test on the sugar level yet
Every person has their own level of cold and heat tolerance. It is normal for women not to feel cold at temperatures where a male would since women have a more total body fat content than males and are able to keep themselves warm at temperatures a male would start feeling cold at.
You mentioned that you have a family history of diabetes. I suggest that you get a fasting blood sugar level checked from the laboratory and try turning the air conditioner on at a higher thermostat.
previously i always had more heat tolerance than her is just recent changed. but doc, you have not tell me will diabetic cause the symtons that i face now?
Diabetes per se does not cause hypothermia, patients who are on insulin therapy develop hypoglycemia which can cause hypothermia.
Symptoms of diabetes or hyperglycemia are:
Polyuria (excessive urination especially at night)
Polyphagia (An urge to eat excessively and sweet cravings)
Loss of weight
If you have these symptoms than you should get assessed your sugar levels.
Hope this helps.
previous week i had to wake up for night urnie, but recently seems to go away.. the symtons seems to run here and there. from good apetite to no appetite due to gas in my stomach and stress. but i still somehow felt the hungry. but i still have symtons like thirst, blurred vision and a bit weight lost.
I suggest that you should get yourself tested for Diabetes.
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dor anxiety , will it cause me to have symtons like cold etc?
Anxiety is not known to cause a decreased body temperature or cause cold intolerance. However, any condition that affects a person's judgement might cause paradoxical and unexplained perceptions. I suggest you keep the air conditioner on a moderate thermostat, wear some warm clothing and get checked your sugar levels and your thyroid function tests. None the less, if you are clear of diabetes and your thyroid function tests are normal, then I suggest you relax and rule out physical causes of cold intolerance that I mentioned in my earlier response.
why do recently my semen seems to be diffrent compare to previous it seems to become more watery and easy to wash off, while previously if trying to wash with water is hard to get rid of it. please let me know do i have any problem
A semen analysis will clear if you have a problem with your semen or not.
It is difficult to comment on the consistency of the semen like this.
I suggest that you get a semen analysis done from a laboratory. Abstinence from sex should be done for 2-3 days before giving the sample.