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Abnormal Body Temperature
Today my body temperature is usually from 96.8 -97.0, once it was 95.7, a few times it was 97.2 and twice it was 97.5. Is it abnormal? Is it low temp?
Normal temperature: Temperatures in this range usually are not abnormal. If consistently under 96 it could be a sign of underactive thyroid gland. Probably all is OK but to be maximally safe, discuss this with your doctor, especially if you also have low energy, weight gain, or hair loss. FYI, 98.6 is the average human temperature, but slightly lower or higher levels aren't necessarily abnormal, especially low ones. ...Read more
Last couple of years my body temperature barely gets out of the range of 35.5 - 36.4 c (96 - 97.5 f). Considering i'm a 25 yo male, is this unusual?
See a doctor ASAP: This sounds potentially quite serious and without further info and the ability to examine you and order tests there is no way in which to diagnose this over the internet. Go see somebody before this gets more severe. Good luck. ...Read more
No great way: There really isn't a long term way to do this without chemically/hormonally altering your body. Body temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus - a special area of the brain. There is no way to consistently affect the set point in this area. It's why overall temperatures are fairly consistent across people of all different sizes and body types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Temperature: A temperature is often the body's response to some infectious process. You need to be examined to assess why you are hot, as opposed to simply trying to eat foods that will cool you. If you can not get your body temp. Down until you see a doctor with antipyretic medications, than soaking in tepid (cool) water will help. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is no single temperature reading that is “normal” for all patients, although many consider an oral temperature of 98.6° F (37° C) the norm. Age, exercise, hormones, stress, environmental temperature, time of day, body site, and medications can all influence body temperature. In general, an oral body-temperature range of 96.4° F to 99.1° F (35.8° C to 37.3° C) is acceptable. ...Read more
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