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Low Core Body Temperature Causes
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
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. ...Read more
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
Low temperature: Low body temperature may be caused by heat loss from the body due to environmental exposure. Secondary causes of hypothermia in young people can be related to problems with the body's ability to regulate heat, as occurs in stroke or neurologic injury, spinal cord injury, low blood sugar, and in alcoholics or mentally ill who do not seek shelter from lack of recognition of cold. ...Read more
Low body temperature when I woke this morn it's 96.8 when I went to bed it was 97.3 I'm not cold so what could cause this?
The temperature values are OK and you feel OK.
What is worrying you?
Why are you measuring you body temperature when you are feeling quite well? ...Read more
When temperature taken, it ranges from 96.9 to 98. But face and skin feel warm. Should I be concerned about body temperature being too low? Causes?
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
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). ...Read more
Sweating & inflammat: Both high body temp (fever) as well as low (hypothermia) are immune responses to an infection. IL-1, a key protein, causes sweating & a rise in body temp. After the sweating, the body cools. Blood from the core organs (warm) gets shunted to the skin where it dissipates, cooling the body & lowering the temperature. Again, both HIGH and LOW body temp can indicate infection.. ...Read more
What is some causes of: low body temperature, constantly freezing in a 70 degree room, blue fingernails, and shivering? Thank you in advance.
Low blood pressure: You are actually too young to use this service. Ask your parents to take you to a doctor. ...Read more
When charting, can pain medicine, such as Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) cause a low basal body temperature the next morning?
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) cause hypothermia: Serious overdosage with meperidine is characterized by respiratory depression (a decrease in respiratory rate and/or tidal volume, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, cyanosis), extreme somnolence progressing to stupor or coma, skeletal muscle flaccidity, hypothermia, cold and clammy skin, and sometimes bradycardia and hypotension. In severe overdosage, particularly by the intravenous route, apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest, and death may occur. ...Read more
Would low body temperature cause anxiety? Get attacks every night and take Lexapro (escitalopram) which helps, but doesn't fix the problem. Also have low thyroid.
Possibly: hypothyroidism may contribute to lower body temp or feeling cold, as might a history of anxiety. Interestingly both issues are associated with constriction of blood flow to extremities, increasing the feeling of cold. Suggest discussing symptoms with your provider. Also consider cognitive behavior therapy for panic symptoms as well as visualization activities to increase blood flow to extremities. ...Read more
Low body temperature all day, slow wound healing, numbness, and eye floaters. What could be the cause?
Multiple endocrinopathy: These could be tied into an autoimmune multiple endocrineopathy which effects multiple hormone producing glands hypothyroid effects explain all except the floaters for them see an ophthalmologist for possible retinal detachment which could tie into diabetes or cushings syndrome. ...Read more
Low body temperature 1wk+ 35.6c-36c, night sweats 6mos+.free t3 (liothyronine) t4 test normal, WBC 11.6 giga/L, neutrophils 7.7 giga/L. History of hashimotos. Cause?
Too little info: Go to a good local doc and have him take a good and thorough history and a really good physical exam. That is the key to doing good medicine. That will help guide you to an answer to your problems. ...Read more
Hypothermia: That is very low for a core body temp. See a health care provider and assure you have your temperature taken professionally, as even oral thermometers can provide false readings. Best wishes. ...Read more
LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp. But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold. Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more
I've had a body temperature of 99.6-99.8 my entire life. What causes one to have a higher than average body temperature?
Infection: Common reaction to viral, or bacterial, infection is for the body to raise core temperature and create a fever, but just because textbook is 98.6F does not mean your temp, stays they're normally. There is a variance throughout the day. Ovulation can increase temperature a little but doubt you would measure it reliably. Where you take temp axillary, oral, forehead, ear also makes a difference ...Read more
I have an oral temperature of 36.3c why is my body temperature so low? I checked it twice, and every day and it's around the same
It's fine.: If you are taking it correctly...That's just what is normal for you. Some people run a little hotter, some a little cooler. Just like blood pressure, some run a little higher, some a little lower. Everybody has their own "normal". Why are you taking your temperature so much anyway? ...Read more
I can't seem to regulate my body temperature. I get extremely hot then ice cold and it happens most at night. What would cause this is happen?
Today my body temperature is usually from 96.8 -97.0, once it was 95.7, a few times it was 97.2 and twice it was 97.5. Is it abnormal? Is it low temp?
Normal temperature: Temperatures in this range usually are not abnormal. If consistently under 96 it could be a sign of underactive thyroid gland. Probably all is OK but to be maximally safe, discuss this with your doctor, especially if you also have low energy, weight gain, or hair loss. FYI, 98.6 is the average human temperature, but slightly lower or higher levels aren't necessarily abnormal, especially low ones. ...Read more
Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature taken in a clinic is usually oral temperature. By averaging people's temperature, it was determined that the normal temp is 36.8 plus or minus 0.5 so it would have a range of 36.3 to 37.3. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Many things: see MD: There are many reasons for a high temperature: infection, thyroid problems would be some of the reasons for this. A thorough check up by an md is warranted to help you find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more
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