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What causes chills?

What causes chills?

Fever going up: One of the factors in producing an increase in body temperature is muscular activity. A long distance runner will generate very high body temperatures. One of the ways in which the body produces an elevation of temperature is by chilling, which is a form of muscular activity. The other factor is the differential between the body temperature and the external temperature. ...Read more

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Chills (Definition)

Chills = sensation ...Read more


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Help please! could dehydration cause chills?

Chills: Dehydration should not cause chills, however if you are having an infection this could cause you to have chills and feel dehydrated. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes chills or tingles all over your body?

Autonomic: Sympathetic nervous system, called "fight or flight" dischrges ith neural, physical or emotional trigger. ...Read more

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What are some hormonal causes of chills and hotflashes?

Estrogen : Drops usually but that would be unusual at your age ...Read more

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I am having chills a lot what causes them and can I stop them?

Chills, especially : rigors, can mean high fever and some type of infection. If your having rigors and sweats or high fever, c ur doc. ...Read more

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What are the causes for chills and sweats during the day and night?

Fever: Chills are the body's way of generating an increased temperature under the influence of the hypothalamus responding to fever inducing stimuli. Sweats are one way for the body to relieve elevated temps. You sound as if you are running daily fevers. See an infectious diseases expert if possible, or start with your primary care doctor. Good luck, and do not ignore this. ...Read more

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Unexplained fevers and chills for more than 3 weeks, what may be possible cause?

Many: Including a variety of infections, a host of non- infectious inflammatory conditions and some malignancies. See your doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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What could cause chills?

Many things.: Chills and rigor are synonyms and are seen due to the release and action of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the immune response which also increase the body's set temperature in the hypothalamus. The person then feels cold in its environment and has chills. These are caused by influenza, tonsillitis, pneumonia, biliary sepsis, pyelonephritis, abscess, malaria, amphotericin b, and others. ...Read more

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Why would low body fat cause chills?

It doesn't "cause": chills, it just means you have less insulation against the ambient temperature. ...Read more

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Can losing 30lbs in 5 months cause a person to have chills?

Yes: A thyroid disorder could cause chills. Hopefully this wait loss was intentional. Otherwise sounds like you should see your doctor for a more complete history and exam ...Read more

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What are some causes of slight chills when being in the hot sun for a while? I am out of the sun and they are gone now, but I was just wondering.

The sun itself: Being out in the sun can be stressful on the body. So sometimes people will get something like chills that may be more so related goose bumps, which often occurs because stress can set off the sympathetic nervous system. It can also be related to a degree of "sun poisoning" which can also set of a strong stress response and give you flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes fever with chills?

Lots of things: Fever and chills, we commonly think infection. See your doctor to help identify a source. ...Read more

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Can pain cause fever and chills?

Can pain cause fever and chills?

not really but can b: Pain does not cause chills and fever but it can be associated together due to an underlying cause like infection. So get yourself checked for infection? Like, in urine. ...Read more

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Does a fever also cause chills?

Not always: Chills don't always accompany a fever. Certain infections like the flu and some pneumonia seem to be associated with chills more often. ...Read more

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What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

Fever, blood infect: Shaking chills mostly go with blood infection called sepsis and are associated with high fever and white blood cell count. Allergic reactions and certain drug reactions can also cause this. Of course it is possible to just get very cold while sick. Then the chills might have to do with that but don't take any chances. Sepsis can be life threatening, get checked out if you reach that state. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause chills for the first week or two?

Yes: Most side effects 'happen early' and go away in time; if it doesn't go away then tell your md about this for ? Change in medication or consider an infection. ...Read more

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What can cause cold chills from the back of the neck to the head?

What can cause cold chills from the back of the neck to the head?

No fever?: If it doesn't repeat or persist, i wouldn't make anything of it. On the other hand, if you have a fever, or it is recurring/persisting, i would consider an infection a possible cause. Otherwise, nothing to fret about. ...Read more

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What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

Need more info: Hard to answer this question without knowing more about the type of chills (shaking, persistent, frequent), and other symptoms which may be occurring in the same or near time periods. Have you taken your temperature when this happens, are there chances you may be infected with something? ...Read more