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What's the effect of elevated body temperature on the internal organs?

What's the effect of elevated body temperature on the internal organs?

Depends, but: All organs do their best within a normal range of body temperature. Every organ may react differently, but a fever makes the physiology of organ function reduced, perhaps by a little, perhaps by a significant amount. See your md. ...Read more

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What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

What are the effects of decreased body temperature on your body weight?

None: Although you might be hypothyroid. Discuss at a visit with your primary care doctor. S/he will review other symptoms in detail. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in an adult?

What causes low body temperature in an adult?

Low body temperature: The vast majority of low temperatures in adults are actually normal. We say 98.6 is the normal temperature, but actually normal is a range from approximately 97 to 99. The rare pathologic and clinically significant causes of low body temperature are hypothyroidism, hypothermia, severe infection in the blood stream, shock, and the period just after a high fever (often your body overcools itself). ...Read more

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Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more

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Please suggest what types of illness results in decreased body temperature?

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Please suggest what types of illness results in decreased body temperature?

Overwhelming infect-: -ion can lead to hypothermia in anyone.. Bacterial infection in newborn babies often does so as well. ...Read more

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Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

Does the Mirena IUD affect your basal body temperature from your normal state?

No: The small amount of Progesterone in Mirena provides a local effect on cervcal mucous and the endometrial cavity. It would not affect basal body temperature. I am curious why you are monitoring your basal body temperature while using a Mirena IUD. ...Read more

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What causes increased body temperature with pms?

What causes increased body temperature with pms?

Progesterone: The hormone Progesterone increased in the second half of the menstural period and is responsible for the slight rise in temperature in second half of the cycle. ...Read more

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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 are the benefits of basal body temperature?

What are the benefits of basal body temperature?

Determines ovulation: Bbt is a cheap way to help determine possible ovulation in lieu of ovulation predictor kits which are expensive. ...Read more

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How is body temperature regulated?

How is body temperature regulated?

Hypothalamus : The hypothalamus is the regulatory gland, but does rely on a multitude of feedback from sensors throughout the body. See this simple explanation. Hope this helps! http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatreg.html ...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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What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

A balanced diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?

By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?

Hyperthermia/heat sk: Heat or sun stroke is caused by 2 much exposure and lack of hydration and salt depletion, especially if there is a breeze. U r sweating and losing water and sodium but u feel cool which gets u into trouble. Ur body overheats and then sweating stops and temperature increases, and the end result is what ur describing. U need 2 hydrate/salt tablets/get into air conditioning/or ice 2 lower body temper. ...Read more

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In what part of your brain or body is breathing regulated from?

In what part of your brain or body is breathing regulated from?

Brainstem: The regulatory signals for breathing come from the brainstem, located at the back, bottom-most portion of the head. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent. ...Read more

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What types of illnesses result in decreased body temperature?

Several: Any type of hupothamic dysfunction. Eg tumor or other mass lesion in that area, encephalitis , cerebral vasculitis, and commonly cerebral palsy. Also think about endocrine disturbances such as hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more