What Causes Cold Chills After Eating?

Slight changes in body temperature are normal after a meal, but if you suffer from any type of eating disorder, cold chills might be indicative of a larger problem.

The best thing to do if you experience consistent shivering after a meal is to see a doctor to rule out possible health complications.

Body weight factors

Losing a lot of weight may increase your risk of getting chills, as your body has less insulation from fluctuating temperatures. You may link the chills to eating, but it’s possible they are occurring in other situations – you’re just not noticing them as much.

After eating, your body uses energy to digest food, which could make you feel more lethargic or cold.

Health risks

In some cases, cold chills after a meal can signify some type of health problem – which may or may not be related to an eating disorder.

Problems with your thyroid, kidneys, pancreas or even something more benign – like irritable bowel syndrome – could explain why your temperature drops.

What to do

The safest thing to do is consult with your doctor and get a complete physical exam. He or she might recommend specific tests to analyze your blood work, your organ health or the state of your hormones.

In the short term, raise your body temperature after meals – as long as you don’t have a fever – with a warm shower or layered clothing to offset the chills.

Source: Health Tap

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