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Normal body temperature?

Relative term: What's normal for you might be different than other people but in general, 98.6f is consider ok. ...Read more

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Normal body temperature?

Normal body temperature?

98.6 degrees : The normal body temperature has long been thought to be 98.6 degrees fahrenheit, but there are several factors that affect body temperature. Normal body temperature varies by person and can also increase or decrease as a person ages, changes environment, changes diet or alters medication. Temperature readings can also vary slightly based on the method of temperature reading and the time of day. ...Read more

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Can altitude affect basal body temperature?

Not in: any systematic way. Humans are homeothermic, so we maintain our body temperatures regardless of outside conditions. ...Read more

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Can gluten affect body temperature?

Can gluten affect body temperature?

Usually not.: Assume you're talking gluten enteropathy. Though there are some extra-intestinal manifestations that can be seen, I doubt body temperature would effected. ...Read more

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How is body temperature regulated?

How is body temperature regulated?

Hypothalamus : The hypothalamus is the regulatory gland, but does rely on a multitude of feedback from sensors throughout the body. See this simple explanation. Hope this helps! http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatreg.html ...Read more

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Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Hormones: Hormonal surges with ovulation can cause a mild spike in your body temp. ...Read more

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What amount does basal body temperature thermoneters cost?

Don't bother: Don't use basal body temperature testing ... too tedious and prone to inaccuracies. Use the urine ovulation predictor kits instead. ...Read more

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Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Probably Not: Usually when you ovulate your basal body temp rises. After ovulation Progesterone is increased which would cause a rise in temp. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature low after ovulation?

Ok: Although I am not a big fan of basal body temperature charts, you are using them, than typically, the temp drops prior to ovulation and than peaks approximately 36 hours later. Problem is that by the time you get to peak, the egg is no longer viable or fertilize-able; and many women do not get the initial drop prior to ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature?

Early morning temp: The basal body temperature is the temperature your body is at when you first wake up, before you get moving for the day. We use it to check for when your body releases an egg. It can only be measured with a special thermometer which reads temperature at a more accurate scale. ...Read more

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What causes rapid pulse and increased body temperature?

What causes rapid pulse and increased body temperature?

Unclear question: Increased body temperature causes increase in pulse rate to increase the blood supply to organs to meet increased demand from rise in metabolic rate that occurs with fever. Fever is a protective reaction of the body as it helps in fighting infections. Inflammatory cells produce cytokines that reset the thermostat in the hypothalamus to a higher level. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in adults?

Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid , infection or exposure to prolonged elements. The thyroid is responsible for our temperature regulation and our metabolism, among other things. Low circulating levels of the active compound can make us feel weak, cold, gain weight , etc. More commonly in elders they have hypothermia with infection. ...Read more

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What types of illnesses result in decreased body temperature?

Several: Any type of hupothamic dysfunction. Eg tumor or other mass lesion in that area, encephalitis , cerebral vasculitis, and commonly cerebral palsy. Also think about endocrine disturbances such as hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more

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How to increase core body temperature long-term?

How to increase core body temperature long-term?

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 more

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What is low body temperature?

What is low body temperature?

97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc.. It is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia. ...Read more