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Causes Of Ague
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
Estrogen: Drops usually but that would be unusual at your age ...Read more
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
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
Nervous condition: A unilateral symptom often indicates some type of neural process. I would ask your doctor for a thorough evaluation, because this could progress to something more serious. I would worry about a stroke or a mini-stroke affecting one half of your nerves. Nerves remember control everything from pain, to tingling, to itching, to temperature, to the 'standing up of the hairs' on the back of your neck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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