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Unreliable: That is not uncommon. Temperatures are very difficult to do correctly and generally not very reliable. ...Read more
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
None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My basal body tmp is 36.2 c, easily gain weight, suffering chronic fatigue, what is the lowest/safest hormone dosage i can take to test my thyroid?
100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?
There are known: risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. ...Read more
No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more
Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more
55 y.O. Female with s/p stem cell transplant 2 1/2 yr ago. Thyroid uptak3 .6% in 7/11, now 18.7% with TSH 0.12, ft4 1.3, ft3 3.4. How to interpret?
A temperature: Is a temperature, regardless of what you call it. How high is it? If it's over 100.4 it's probably abnormal; otherwise its normal. ...Read more
Is masturbating dangerous for.Health.And.Our merrid life? Does it effects our sexual timing and our organ?
Masturbation: Nope. It is a normal and common part of the human experience and is often part of one's sexual life with or without a partner. But, all men you know masturbate or have masturbated. Most humans, men and women also masturbate even if they are in relationship or married. There is nothing from a medical perspective to tell you this is wrong or dangerous or unhealthy. ...Read more
Help with thyroid. My TSH is 3.99, T3 (liothyronine) total is 78, T4 free is 1.1, thyroid peroxidase ab is 20, vit. D is 38. Can't sleep, heart rate in 100. Advice?
Adrenal fatigue: You may be hypothyroid. You may also have adrenal fatigue with high cortisol in the evening which can interfere with sleep. Your vit d level could be higher. Take d3 2000 iu daily, check reverse t3, (liothyronine) check 4 times in 24 hour salivary cortisol level. See a good integrative medicine doctor if you can. ...Read more
Very carefully!: Sorry, i couldn't resist. Body build (as in get more/bigger muscles) in similar fashion to losing fat/weight except in opposite fashion. 3, 500 kcals = 1 pound but this time, you need calories in to exceed calories out. More importantly, you need adequate protein. Depending upon who you ask, some might ingest at least 1g protein per pound body weight.But don't forget resistance exercise to stimulat. ...Read more