Is it hot or does it just feel that way to you? Are you tossing and turning at night while your significant other snuggles up in the warm blankets and you get hot flashes? Do you wear a t-shirt when your friends are already wearing sweaters? Chances are your hot feeling isn't coming from the degrees, but from your internal state.
What could be causing you to be hot all the time?
You drink too much coffee
Your morning cup of coffee may not be to blame for your hot flashes, but if you're drinking too much coffee throughout the day, it could already be a problem. Caffeine is a stimulant that increases heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in the feeling of heat.
You are pregnant
Hormonal changes begin in the early stages of pregnancy. Chances are you'll start feeling hot before you know you're pregnant.
You have high levels of stress in your body
When you are under high stress, your heart rate increases, blood circulation increases, blood pressure increases due to high levels of cortisol and adrenaline in the blood. This can lead, in addition to a feeling of heat, to facial redness, sweating, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal disorders.
You may have an overactive thyroid
Hyperthyroidism causes hot flashes and a false sense of warmth. This means you are hot when others are fine or cold. You may even sweat even though the air conditioner is on cool in the room.
In some women, the symptoms of early menopause or premenopause (the state before menopause) occur too early. They can be characterized by the appearance of hot flashes, characteristic of menopause, and therefore many women do not realize what is happening to their body.
Some medicines can raise the internal body temperature. These include some stomach-soothing tablets, antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
You have hyperhidrosis
If your main symptom most of the time is sweating in addition to feeling hot, you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes increased sweating throughout the body. This happens even when it's cold. Sweating continues at night.