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Alternative namesCold intolerance is an abnormal sensitivity to a cold environment or cold temperatures.
ConsiderationsCold intolerance can be an indication of a metabolic problem.
Some people (often very slender women) do not tolerate cold environments simply because they have minimal body fat and are unable to keep warm.
Home CareFollow recommended therapy for treating the underlying cause.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if there is prolonged or significant intolerance to cold.
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting your cold intolerance in detail may include:
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
If a diagnosis was made by your health care provider related to cold intolerance, you may want to note that diagnosis in your personal medical record.
Update Date: 2/2/2004Tarun Jain, M.D., Endocrinology & Infertility Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT