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What causes rigor mortis?

What causes rigor mortis?

Depletion of ATP: Depletion of atp allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles. It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis. Read more

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Whay does a fever cause rigors?

Whay does a fever cause rigors?

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

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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

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

Otitis media: Fever and shivering are all associated with an acute ear infection. Keep Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or ibuprofen on board and continue oral antibiotics as instructed. She should feel better in 48 hours Read more

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What could the cause of short shivering spells be when I'm not cold?

What could the cause of short shivering spells be when I'm not cold?

A few possibilities:: Autoimmune thyroid, autonomic nervous system problem, low level infection, low blood sugar, other hormonal problems, see your doc. Read more

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What causes shivering after sex?

What causes shivering after sex?

Good question: This is an interesting symptom. It has to do activity of the autonomic nervous system after orgasm. Read more

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What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

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

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Does shivering cause you to lose more calories than normal?

Does shivering cause you to lose more calories than normal?

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

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How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

How can diabetes cause the symptom "the chills" or shivering?

May be low glucose: It may be your body's response to falling or low glucose. Use your monitor and always use the actual glucose to determine your response, rather than depending upon symptoms -- unless you have no other choice. Read more

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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?

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

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I would like to know what causes shivering hands in teenagers?

I would like to know what causes shivering hands in teenagers?

Shivering hands: anxiety, and depression are the most common causes of this condition in teenagers, followed by increased caffeine intake, smoking, low blood sugar and use of drugs. If this is happening only once in a while then it is normal. Read more

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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

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 more

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What can cause a quick drop in body temperature during an EEG resulting in extreme shivering?

What can cause a quick drop in body temperature during an EEG resulting in extreme shivering?

Not the test: The EEG itself wouldn't cause that sort of reaction. There are some really rare seizure types that can have an aura of whole body altered sensation but that should show up on the EEG with seizure activity at the time you had those symptoms. Read more

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My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

Difficult: Atarax (hydroxyzine) and zyrtec should not be taken simultaneously... If this is a once time occurrence and there are no other symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, you could ignore it. But if it continues medical attention is needed. Read more

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What causes sudden body chilling and shivering followed by heart palpitations.?

What causes sudden body chilling and shivering followed by heart palpitations.?

Adrenaline: Could be an adrenaline rush from anxiety. Or could be a thyroid imbalance or hormone related. Sometimes the medications for palpitations can do it. Read more