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Why do I feel cold when I cry?
May 19, 2013

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
crying is a type of emotional stress ,Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations -- whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as "fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your heart begins to race, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. You’ve gotten ready to act. It is how you protect yourself and this leads to different physical symptoms of stress such as:
Low energy
Upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
Aches, pains, and tense muscles
Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
Frequent colds and infections
Loss of sexual desire and/or ability
Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear, cold or sweaty hands and feet
Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing
Clenched jaw and grinding teeth
Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.
-if you are chronically stressed or depressed it is advised to consult a psychotherapist because long term stress can result in other medical complications
- if you are cold in other situations or you feel your cold is more than others or more than normal and having other symptoms you need a blood test for further investigations , hypothyroidism may lead to cold symptoms