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Body Temperature Of 96 Degrees
Its for my Sis. She has Hypothyrodism. Now suffers from Low BP - 60 / 102, Giddiness and Low Body Temperature - 96 Degree. Kindly advise what to do.
Is it okay to have a body temperature of 96.7? What does a lower body temperature usually indicate?
Yes: Yes, body temperature can slightly fluctuate. This fluctuation can also be related to your menstrual cycle. That temp is not concerning unless you have other symptoms or something else going on because a lot of the time depending on which thermometer you used and how it was measured it is not entirely accurate. ...Read more
I have average body temperature of 96.7.I alsohave sluggishness and lethargy some days that makes me feel really sapped anddrained. Is anything wrong?
I woke up with 96.6 degree body temperature. What's the lowest it should be before I worry? I know 98.6 is the 'norm'.
Not to worry: It is normal for the body's temperature to drop overnight. Many of the metabolic functions go into a baseline mode, so less energy is needed and thus less heat produced. Understand also that an oral temperature is influenced by many factors and may not accurately reflect the core temperature. Don't worry too much about a low oral reading if you are feeling ok otherwise. ...Read more
Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...Read more
My body temperature is typically 1 degree below 98.6. Is this a problem? What symtoms, if any, can occur with this reading?
No problem: Many (if not all) people have normal temperatures that are below the "normal 98.6.". ...Read more
I have a constant body temperature between 99 and 99.5 degrees for already 16 days. What could be the underlying condition?
Stop checking: If you are otherwise well, stop checking temperature. It doesn't mean anything by itself. ...Read more
Yesterday, my body temperature was 98.7 degrees fahrenheit. Today, it's 98.2 degrees fahrenheit. No malaise. What does this mean?
Temperature changes: Most people have a range in which their normal temperature varies. Without symptoms, this may be normal for you. ...Read more
Is it bad to have your AC on in your car full blast and then get off to 108 degrees f? Can you get sick changing your body temperature so rapidly?
This appears to be similar to hot and cold showers, which are very healthy. It increases and decreases your arterial diameter. It may actually be good for you. But I am not aware of any study that has looked at that. You may find something on google scholar.
With any underlying disease, such as high blood pressure, you must check with your doc! ...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?
You may be a person will lower baseline temperature
try to exercise more to bring the reading higher. ...Read more
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
Why do you ask?: Average body temperature in health covers a range. Many people's temperature runs well below the traditional 37.0. Don't trouble yourself over this or go after different studies with different results. Especially, don't take a slightly low body temperature as evidence of illness -- the cult 'wilson's syndrome' diagnosis does this. ...Read more
If skin temperature rises above 45 degree centigrade what will someone's core body temperature be?
Core Body Temp: Mbt = 0.64. Tcore + 0.36. Tskin. ...Read more
Throughout my life, my body temperature has been about 96.6. What does it mean that my temp is significantly outside of normal ranges?
I have a feeling good body temperature of about 96.7 or so. Other than being lower than the mean can it indicate anything could be wrong?
Rectally?: Usually taking temperature with a rectal thermometer, obviously in the rectum, is considered the most accurate. ...Read more
I Sweat doing everyday tasks but my body temperature is low at approx 36.2 - 36.5 degrees Celsius while I am very hot. What could be causing this?
Sweat & temperature: Low body temperature and sweating indicates there's a problem with the hypothalamus which plays a vital role in regulating the temperature in the body. Also hypothyroidism and other metabolic disorders can be the cause. See your PCP for check up, tests and evaluation. ...Read more
I have a body temperature of around 95-97 degrees usually but I often (noticeably for the last week at least) feel as though my face is extremely hot?
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
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
Temp: The basal body temperature of a given human varies through a 24 hour cycle. 99 can be perfectly normal for a particular person at a particular time. In medical training its important to treat the individual and not a singular number. ...Read more
Biphasic: Your normal body temperature is lowest in very early morning, gradually rising through the day to up to 99.9 f. The curve is the exact opposite of the curve of your cortisol levels (highest in am, lower in pm). This is normal diurnal curve. ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...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 more
No: That is within the normal range of temperatures. 98.6 F is a statistically derived normal temperature. ...Read more
A fever is defined as temperature above 100.4 f. Generally, temperatures above 104 is considered hyperpyrexia, where some of your body's cells and proteins will be destroyed. This is very dangerous and means there is a serious pathology taking place.
If you notice high fevers, temperature rising quickly or any major temperature swings, go to the er or call your physician immediately. ...Read more
Hypothermia: That is very low for a core body temp. See a health care provider and assure you have your temperature taken professionally, as even oral thermometers can provide false readings. Best wishes. ...Read more
Normal: Body has an internal thermostat that triesto maintain temperature at 98.6. When you exercise, the body heats up and releases energy through sweating. ...Read more
Increase body temp: Exercise in the heat. But may get heat stroke. Difficult to change as the body has a built in thermostat. ...Read more
98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read more
Around 4 am: It is usually lowest around 4 am. ...Read more
It is probably YOUR normal body temperature!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
What is comfortable: Kids have the same thermostats as we do. So wherever you are comfortable they will probably be fine. ...Read more
Body temp: Depends on what you all normal. Some just have lower levels and others higher. Can mean you are cold. ...Read more
Around 107: It appears to be 107 degrees f. At that temperature cells start shutting down and dying, leading of course to eventual body death as organs turn off and are damaged. ...Read more
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