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Low Temperature (Overview)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and cold—water immersion accidents.


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Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Yes and no: Starvation can cause your temperature to fall but, generally, won't cause your BP to rise. If you're not drinking enough fluids, in fact, one tends to have a significant DROP in BP. ...Read more

Low Temperature (Overview)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and cold—water immersion accidents.


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What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's cold and you're shivering you're hypothermic--like outside in cold weather or in an unheated house. I hope to keep my temperature above room temperature as long as i can... ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Is the low count and motlity of sperm curable or treatable?

Is the low count and motlity of sperm curable or treatable?

In some cases,yes: In the event that the man exhibits low testosterone (hypogonadism) and usually the associated symptoms of fatigue, low libido, depression, erectile dysfunction. Synthetic rx testosterone can be used to treat this common condition. That being said, there are other considerations as well. ...Read more

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What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

Depends: Depends on which thermometer you use- temperatures taken under the arm or in the ear tend to be lower than rectal temperatured, a normal rectal temperature is 98.6 plus or minus 1 degree. ( 97.6-99.6) subtract another degree if taking it under the arm. If your baby's temp is low, be sure he or she is dressed warmly enough. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

Cold hives: It sounds like you have cold urticaria (hives). The symptoms can usually be controlled with avoidance of cold exposure and antihistamines. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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Is low blood sugar genetic?

Is low blood sugar genetic?

Sometimes.: This is often a complication of diabetes therapy, and blood glucose management, but certain tumors, like insulinomas, among others, can cause this, and many of those patients have a family history of those tumors. Some others also have naturally low blood sugar, and that can be due to genetics. Congenital hyperinsulinism might be such a case, as might inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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My son has a low temperature?

My son has a low temperature?

How Old? How Low?: Keep in mind that 98.6 is simply an average temperature. A lower temp may be normal for him. A child who is very ill can have a low temperature which is ominous for a serious infection, but I am speaking of a listless child generally so sick he'd be in an ICU somewhere. Also keep in mind that many thermometers measure temps " outside" of the body, so they will read lower than a rectal temp ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a low temperature of 96 or 97?

No: Some people have a lowertrmperature whichis normalat 96or 97. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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My 3 year old baby is getting low temperature 96 degrees?

Low Temp: This is generally not worrisome. For starters, most thermometers are not %100 accurate. Additionally, the most important factor is your child's appearance. A well-appearing child with a temp of 96 is just fine. An ill-appearing child with any temp needs to be examined by their doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

See HA specialist: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological (low temperature) and non-neurological features as well as headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp.But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold.Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more

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What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

Depends: Depends on which thermometer you use- temperatures taken under the arm or in the ear tend to be lower than rectal temperatured, a normal rectal temperature is 98.6 plus or minus 1 degree. ( 97.6-99.6) subtract another degree if taking it under the arm. If your baby's temp is low, be sure he or she is dressed warmly enough. ...Read more

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I have a constantly low temperature on waking & throughout the day. 35.9 c / 96.6 f on waking & 36.2 c / 97.1 f during the day. What could cause this?

I have a constantly low temperature on waking & throughout the day. 35.9 c / 96.6 f on waking & 36.2 c / 97.1 f during the day. What could cause this?

Freezer door open?: If you are otherwise healthy and active, then you are the lower end of the "bell curve" that makes up the spectrum of "normal" temperature. Not everyone is 98.6f some run hot, others cold. If, on the other hand, you have low energy, hair consistency changes or loss, increased sleep, weight gain, muscle aches, then might need thyroid checked & should see your dr. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low temperature?

What is the definition or description of: low temperature?

Hypothermia: Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c).
In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and cold—water immersion accidents. ...Read more

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My baby isn't wetting her dippers and has a low temperature and isn't eating normal. Her temperature is 96.2 degrees?

My baby isn't wetting her dippers and has a low temperature and isn't eating normal. Her temperature is 96.2 degrees?

Age: How old is she? Fever and decrease urine output is much more significant in the very young than in an older child. How is she acting? How is she eating? These are important cues to illness in children. ...Read more

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What kind of infection caused a low temperature?

What kind of infection caused a low temperature?

Any infection: Some individuals do not mound a good immune response to infections so they do not get a rise in temperature. It is just as concerning to start getting a low temperature with chills. In the hospital nurses start warm IVs to return the temperature. As you die the temperature falls. See a doctor to get treatment before it becomes life threatening. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a low temperature and yet be pregnant?

Is it normal to have a low temperature and yet be pregnant?

Yes: The temp spike seen with ovulation is not universal and the temperature of 98.6 is not the base line for everyone. Go by your menstral cycle and a pregnancy test. ...Read more