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Causes Of Rigor
Rigors: These uncontrollable shaking chills usually create fever through muscle activity, prompted by neurological impulses emanating from an area of the brain called the hypothalamus under the stimulus of pyrogens (fever inducing chemicals). Rigors are felt to occur primarily in either patients with malaria or very severe bacterial infections with organisms released in mass into the blood stream. Read more
Question concerning my niece she had ear infection today ped. Dr said. She is having fever and severe shivering chills rigors. What could be the cause
Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of forced warm air conduction and warm body fluids may help. Some anesthesiologists believe Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may reduce shivering but this is debated. Read more
Yes.: Shivering most often is in reaction to exposure to cold external temperatures. The shivering is a reflection of twitching muscles, whose function is to generate heat via increasing their metabolism. Calories are a measurement of heat, though common usage of the term refers to the energy/potential heat content of food substances. Metabolism involves in effect a slow 'burning' of the food. Read more
If excessive nocturnal emissions is not a problem and if does not cause weakness then why I was shivering a bit today after working out?
Low blood sugar: Nocturnal emissions and masturbation are both natural ways of expelling old spermatozoa to make room for fresh healthy spermatozoa, which will be more likely to successfully inseminate an egg. Ejaculation in no way causes weakness. If you are experiencing weakness and shivering, it is most likely caused by low blood sugar. Be certain to eat some carbohydrates before exercise. Read more
Just happens!: Shivering after general anesthesia sometimes happens even if a patient's temperature is normal, usually associated with the anesthesia gases such as Desflurane and sevoflurane. A small dose of Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) will usually calm down the shivering. We see less of it these days now that we have warming blankets and fluid warmers in wide use in the operating rooms. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is some causes of: low body temperature, constantly freezing in a 70 degree room, blue fingernails, and shivering? Thank you in advance.
Low blood pressure: You are actually too young to use this service. Ask your parents to take you to a doctor. Read more