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Doctor insights on: Disorders Of Body Temperature Regulation

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Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Lupus: Highly unlikely but possible. Lupus sometimes can affect the thermoregulatory areas of your brain but this would generally occur in the context of other symptoms. ...Read more

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Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Temp varies l: Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts. Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body core temperature. ...Read more

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I am always freezing, is there anything wrong with my body? What are some physiological factors that can affect how fast a person can produce heat to regular his/her body temperature?

I am always freezing, is there anything wrong with my body? What are some physiological factors that can affect how fast a person can produce heat to regular his/her body temperature?

Common complaint.: You should have your thyroid hormone checked to make sure it is normal. Without a lot of other symptoms i suspect it is. If it is not your thyroid, the best treatment is warm clothes. ...Read more

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What gland is responsible for body temperature?

What gland is responsible for body temperature?

It ain't a gland: The hypothalamus is the site of temperature regulation. There are actually two areas of the hypothalamus, almost touching each other, responsible--one for not allowing temperature to go too low & the other not allowing the temperature to go too high. Of course many factors may interfere with this, such as colds & other infections. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in adults?

Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid , infection or exposure to prolonged elements. The thyroid is responsible for our temperature regulation and our metabolism, among other things. Low circulating levels of the active compound can make us feel weak, cold, gain weight , etc. More commonly in elders they have hypothermia with infection. ...Read more

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Does zyprexa cause one to be cold or does zyprexa withdrawal cause a drop in body temperature?

No, it does not.: Taking zyprexa neither make anyone feel cold nor it's withdrawal leads to a drop in body temperature. Zyprexa may effect temperature regulation center or thermostat of brain, located in the hypothalamus of brain. This usually leads to sweating and feeling warmer. Sensitivity of exposure to sunlight increases.These people should use sunscreen ; avoid prolonged sunlight and heat exposure.Thx. ...Read more

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Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

Why do we have a high body temperature while sleeping?

We don't.: Most people don't run a higher temp while sleeping. It's the same as usual, because we are mammals, warm-blooded, and maintain homeostasis. During certain parts of sleep, the body temperature regulation temporarily stops, but those times are pretty short and don't change the overall body temp. Most people sleep a little better when the room temperature is a little cooler than during the day. ...Read more

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How to increase core body temperature long-term?

How to increase core body temperature long-term?

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

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