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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Common causes of low body temperature?

Common causes of low body temperature?

Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold conditions, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland dysfunction, acute brain injuries such as stroke or trauma, spinal cord injury, or brain tumor. Low body temperature is defined as body temperature less than 36 degrees celcius or 95 degrees farenheit.

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Low body temperature. What should I do?

It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a chronic issue and you have no other symptoms, you may be someone who's temperature exists on the low end of normal. Either way, it would be worth discussing with a health care provider.

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What could a low body temperature indicate?

What could a low body temperature indicate?

Hypothermia: Low body temperature can be environmental due to exposure, particularly wet cold conditions. Hypothyroidism is the most common metabolic condition associated with a low body temperature.

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Is it wrong if I have low body temperature?

How low?: A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/body-temperature For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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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).

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Why would a child have a low body temperature?

Why would a child have a low body temperature?

May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97.

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What makes someone ever have a low body temperature?

Thyroid: Many people are on the low end of normal. It could be your normal or hypothyroidism. (low). It is most likely fine. I would ask what you are calling low. Many people have a normal body temperature but think they are low or high based on incorrect information they have been given. You can also be low due to environment. "normal" for adults is generally considered above 96.5f-99.5f.

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Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Probably Not: Usually when you ovulate your basal body temp rises. After ovulation Progesterone is increased which would cause a rise in temp.

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Is low body temperature also a sign of fever?

Is low body temperature also a sign of fever?

Low temperature: Or hypothermia may suggest an infection as fever or high temperature does. Alternate conditions may cause both, but infections are, by far, the most frequent.

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Does having low body temperature make your toes cold?

Does having low body temperature make your toes cold?

Blood flow: I think cold toes is more related to blood flow. If there is decreased blood flow or quality of the blood (meaning it could be thin, or less nutrient supply in the blood) then this would cause cold toes. For example: raynaud's where the small vessels go into spasm hence not delivering the blood properly. I think temp has less to do with it.

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Can you give me advice!! low body temperature and then fever?

Can you give me advice!! low body temperature and then fever?

Infection: Low temperature can be a sign of infection as much as fever. If you are feeling weak, dizzy you should go to your doctor or an emergency room

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What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that.

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Hi doc. Is the POS one of the cause having low body temperature? Thank u

Hi doc. Is the POS one of the cause having low body temperature? Thank u

I assume U mean PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is almost invariably associated with hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, likewise, is often a cause of low body temperature. Find a physician who will treat your thyroid. I suggest a member of ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine) or ACIM (American College of Integrative Medicine).

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What could low body temperature be a sign of in reproductive age women?

What could low body temperature be a sign of in reproductive age women?

Thyroid: Having low body temperature means you have a low metabolism. Heat is produced when body burns calories to create energy, and this heat contributes to your body temp. Having a slow metabolism and low body temp is very suggestive of underactive thyroid function. This isn't always seen on blood tests. If labs are normal, seek help from an md who practices holistic or functional medicine.

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What might cause a fever followed by an abnormally low body temperature?

What might cause a fever followed by an abnormally low body temperature?

Nothing I know of: No one has answered your question so far because we are not aware of such a thing as fever followed by hypothermia.

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What is low body temperature?

97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc. It is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia.

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