Is Coldness A Sign Of Pregnancy?
When it comes to pregnancy and its associated symptoms, exhaustion, nausea, and aches and pains are often the first that come to mind. But, contrary to popular belief, coldness could also be a sign of pregnancy.
What is being cold a sign of?
Being cold could indicate several conditions. One of the most common reasons is simply not being adequately clothed or exposed to cold conditions. Low blood sugar levels, low thyroid activity, anemia, inefficient circulation, and malnutrition can also cause one to feel cold. In rare cases, it is a sign of an underlying condition such as diabetes, peripheral artery disease, certain cancers, or even severe malnutrition.
Could coldness be a sign of pregnancy?
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes to accommodate the growth of the baby. Hormonal changes, increased blood volume, and heightened metabolism results in increased blood flow and oxygen to the extremities. This increased flow can make one’s body temperature very sensitive.
The additional blood flow in the body can also make some expectant mothers sensitive to colder conditions and feel cold when others in the room feel normal. Moreover, the additional hormones released during pregnancy can cause the body to be less tolerant to cold temperatures.
Taking these symptoms into account, it is possible that coldness could be a sign of pregnancy. It is important to note, however, that it is rarely a reliable indicator of pregnancy. For this reason, it is advisable to consult your medical practitioner if coldness is accompanied by any other symptoms of pregnancy.
What other signs may indicate pregnancy?
Other signs that may indicate pregnancy include:
- Missed Period: This is often the most common sign that indicates pregnancy.
- Nausea and vomiting: This is commonly known as ‘morning sickness’, and often occurs in the first trimester.
- Sensitive Breasts: Usually, breasts become more tender and swollen in the early weeks of pregnancy.
- Frequent Urination: This is usually caused by the increased pressure on the bladder due to hormonal changes.
In conclusion, coldness could be a sign of pregnancy, though it is rarely a reliable indicator. If you are experiencing increased coldness along with any of the other signs of pregnancy, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
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