Doctors told about the main causes chills

If you feel chills, it is not always the result of the cold weather. Experts from Germany, talked about what else can be attributed to this feeling, and whether it requires treatment.

Lack of sleep. The cause of a fever can be a sleep deficit. When excessive fatigue sharper body feels cold. Although the exact reason for this is unknown, it found that nevysypayuschiesya people have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. And if it exists in the body it is the appropriate response, which causes chills.

Hypothyroidism. Feeling chills throughout the body may be due to an under-active thyroid gland - disorders faced by every 50th women and one man for every thousand. When hypothyroidism is located in the neck iron does not produce enough of the hormone thyroxine, needed to regulate many body functions, including its heating.

Excess blood sugar. Cold hands and feet can be a consequence of diabetes, which is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels. Hundreds of thousands of Russians suffer from "quiet" of diabetes, which has not yet been diagnosed. They are faced with symptoms such as fatigue, frequent urination, and cold extremities.

Infection. Increased body temperature indicates the beginning of inflammatory processes in the body, in which immune cells fight infections. Quite often this is accompanied by a strong fever.

irritation of the skin. In severe eczema and other similar skin irritations under which it becomes red and inflamed, may appear a feeling of chill in the damaged areas of the body. The skin itself is a thermostatic expansion mechanism, it has the ability to maintain body temperature. And in inflammation, itching intensified, the blood vessels dilate.

Deficiency of iron in the diet. Anemia may be accompanied by fever, as the body does not have enough red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.

The tablets of the heart. A common side effect of beta-blockers, the victims of prescription hypertension and arrhythmia, a cold sensation in the fingers and toes. Beta-blockers slow the heart rate, due to which blood vessels are narrowed, blood flow is reduced, which causes a fever.

Female. If you feel the cold much sharper than their spouse, then this is due to your gender. Female hormone estrogen makes the peripheral blood vessels in the fingers and toes more sensitive to cold, even if the temperature drops not too much.