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Disorders Of Body Temperature Regulation
Do children who have been diagnosed with celiac disease tend to run lower or higher in regards to body temperature?
Low heart rate accompany with cold icy chest/heart sensation with low body temperature with no family history of cancer or heart disease. What's wrong?
Bradycardia: Please consult a cardiologist . Good luck ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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