View Full Version : low blood pressure = FREEZING ???
11-03-2007, 03:19 PM
For the last few years I have found that I can no longer tolerate the cold. I have to BUNDLE up if it's 55 or lower. Not great for living in a hilltown which is known for tough winters. I am FREEZING up here and it's not even snowing yet. Another woman I met in town the other day was bundled up similarly to me and we laughed at each other. She said that she's always cold because she has low blood pressure. I have had low blood pressure (approx. 90/65) for awhile now. I have had my thyroid and other tests run because this is such a PAIN. The dr says there is nothing wrong with me. BUT I AM SUFFERING and moving is out of the question. We just bought this house 3 months ago. I wish in July I had thought to research the winters first....oh well. LOL!
11-03-2007, 03:25 PM
I feel your pain, or should I say- I relate to your freezing fingers as I type this. I live in nny and go through the same things! Do you have a low body temp. too? My normal is around 96.....I just wear warmer clothes in the winter....I question my thyroid as well but tests come out ok? Wish I could help you but at least I can empatize!!!!! We have an infared sauna and I find that helps with my "core temp.".....Bundle up!
11-03-2007, 05:48 PM
Me too! I don't think I have low blood pressure. I think it is normally a smidge below normal. But I get cold easily too. Thankfully I am moving to California soon (northern but at least I will be somewhere where it doesnt snow and get below zero!)
It is always my nose and hands and my feet that get cold first. It could be 74 degrees in the house and I will sitting in front of the space heater - which I am doing right now! (this is only when it is cold outside though like below 60s - if it is 74 outside I am great!).
I thought that I read somewhere that how warm to are also depends on your muscle mass - meaning more muscluar people stay warmer?
I forget exactly what the science is behind it though.
One tip is if you like spicy foods to try to include more of those in the winters. Peppery spices and hot peppers, onions etc.
11-03-2007, 06:00 PM
I have low blood pressure and I feel the cold but not as much as I did when I first went raw.
The first winter was very hard.
11-03-2007, 09:35 PM
I have read that low BP can be attributed to a diet too low in good sodium (seaweed, Celtic sea salt, Himalayan salt) or B12 deficiency (verify with a urinary Methymalonic Acid (MMA) test).
Are there any other symptoms?
11-03-2007, 11:47 PM
hey Z didn't you just finish a 34 day fast.....ummmm logically you will be colder...but you said this pre-existed....try adding fresh ginger to your juices, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg etc I find it helps a lot
11-04-2007, 02:20 AM
I grew up in the north, so I thought that I'm accustomed to the cold. Well, last winter I had a very difficult time--my body ached from the cold. And I live in Houston!!! Turns out that I was highly anemic. I hope that this is not your situation.
11-04-2007, 04:46 AM
I also have low blood pressure and am freezing most of the time. I didn't know the two were related. We just moved from Minnesota to Georgia and now that it's getting colder here I find I'm getting crankier and more tired and of course, COLDER. Hmmmm...... maybe I should move to the sun. ;) I am sure with time our bodies will regulate themselves after being raw. I doubt it happens overnight (DANG IT!) but I am sure it will happen. I remember Gabriel Cousens talking about this as well, he was always cold but now his body regulates itself quicker and he can handle the extremes.
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