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A 40-year-old member asked:

What could low body temperature be a sign of in reproductive age women?

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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Thyroid: Having low body temperature means you have a low metabolism. Heat is produced when body burns calories to create energy, and this heat contributes to your body temp. Having a slow metabolism and low body temp is very suggestive of underactive thyroid function. This isn't always seen on blood tests. If labs are normal, seek help from an md who practices holistic or functional medicine.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

S low body temperature a bad sign?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person.

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