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Low Temperature (Overview)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and cold—water immersion accidents.


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Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Yes and no: Starvation can cause your temperature to fall but, generally, won't cause your BP to rise. If you're not drinking enough fluids, in fact, one tends to have a significant DROP in BP.

Low Temperature (Overview)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, and cold—water immersion accidents.


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What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What does it mean to have a low temperature? Like how low is normal?

What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's cold and you're shivering you're hypothermic--like outside in cold weather or in an unheated house. I hope to keep my temperature above room temperature as long as i can...

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Is the low count and motlity of sperm curable or treatable?

Is the low count and motlity of sperm curable or treatable?

In some cases,yes: In the event that the man exhibits low testosterone (hypogonadism) and usually the associated symptoms of fatigue, low libido, depression, erectile dysfunction. Synthetic rx testosterone can be used to treat this common condition. That being said, there are other considerations as well.

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What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

Depends: Depends on which thermometer you use- temperatures taken under the arm or in the ear tend to be lower than rectal temperatured, a normal rectal temperature is 98.6 plus or minus 1 degree. ( 97.6-99.6) subtract another degree if taking it under the arm. If your baby's temp is low, be sure he or she is dressed warmly enough.

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

I have an allergy when I am exposed to unusually low temperature. How can I prevent the red, itchy things coming out from my skin? Any natural cure?

Cold hives: It sounds like you have cold urticaria (hives). The symptoms can usually be controlled with avoidance of cold exposure and antihistamines. See an allergist for evaluation.

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Don't eat skin on poultry
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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better.

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
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Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
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Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
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Is low blood sugar genetic?

Is low blood sugar genetic?

Sometimes.: This is often a complication of diabetes therapy, and blood glucose management, but certain tumors, like insulinomas, among others, can cause this, and many of those patients have a family history of those tumors. Some others also have naturally low blood sugar, and that can be due to genetics. Congenital hyperinsulinism might be such a case, as might inborn errors of carbohydrate metabolism.

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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My son has a low temperature?

My son has a low temperature?

How Old? How Low?: Keep in mind that 98.6 is simply an average temperature. A lower temp may be normal for him. A child who is very ill can have a low temperature which is ominous for a serious infection, but I am speaking of a listless child generally so sick he'd be in an ICU somewhere. Also keep in mind that many thermometers measure temps " outside" of the body, so they will read lower than a rectal temp

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Is it dangerous to have a low temperature of 96 or 97?

No: Some people have a lowertrmperature whichis normalat 96or 97.

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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My 3 year old baby is getting low temperature 96 degrees?

Low Temp: This is generally not worrisome. For starters, most thermometers are not %100 accurate. Additionally, the most important factor is your child's appearance. A well-appearing child with a temp of 96 is just fine. An ill-appearing child with any temp needs to be examined by their doctor.

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What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

See HA specialist: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological (low temperature) and non-neurological features as well as headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management.