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Problems With Body Temperature Regulation
Lupus: Highly unlikely but possible. Lupus sometimes can affect the thermoregulatory areas of your brain but this would generally occur in the context of other symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, so my problem started about four months ago and still going on, I amhaving body temperature about 36.8-37.1. And my face is hot. What could it be?
Thyroid issues?: There are many causes of temperature fluctuations. Some basic labs may help to find the problem. It would be a good idea to get a TSH level tested. You should see your family practice physician. ...Read more
No: That is within the normal range of temperatures. 98.6 F is a statistically derived normal temperature. ...Read more
My body temperature is typically 1 degree below 98.6. Is this a problem? What symtoms, if any, can occur with this reading?
No problem: Many (if not all) people have normal temperatures that are below the "normal 98.6.". ...Read more
Body temperature out of control. Main problem is heat! Its bad. Any source of heat from fire, heating even to my toaster, sun, I want to rip my skin off!
30 yrs young but body temperature is usually hot, causing sweats at night. Could my chronic back/shoulder problem of 8 years be causing sleep issues?
Possibly: You should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
Is low basal body temperature that ranges from 97.6-97.8 while you are on the pill normal? I heard the pill raises your temperature? Thyroid problem?
This is normal: The pill should not significantly change your body temperature. ...Read more
I had a complete thyroidectomy two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements? I have problems with low body temperature.
Depends on health: Healthy individuals are frequently started at 100 mcg of levothyroxine. Don't use armour thyroid. Less healthy individuals might be started at 50 mcg. The level is then checked every 6 to 8 weeks, as it takes quite a while to make a change, and stabilize. The medication is increased by 50 to 100 mcg at a time. Levothyroxine should be taken on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 after a meal. ...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
How I can treat my following problems.. .....1. Permanent low body temperature 2. Cold legs and feet 3. Hot hands and face 4. Fatigue 5. Dry skin?
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...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
Normal: Body has an internal thermostat that triesto maintain temperature at 98.6. When you exercise, the body heats up and releases energy through sweating. ...Read more
Around 107: It appears to be 107 degrees f. At that temperature cells start shutting down and dying, leading of course to eventual body death as organs turn off and are damaged. ...Read more
Don't Worry: You should mention it & have your regular md record your baseline temp so that if you have what is considered a "normal" they know that indicates a low-grade fever for you. Normal temps, etc. Are averages and some are a little above or below for their normal but knowing your normal will help your doctors treat you better when you have problems. ...Read more
From start: You may be referring to the fact that babies get hold/cold more easily than adults. There are a number of complicated reasons for this but babies are able to sweat and shiver right from the start. How effective they will be at temp regulation will depend on level of development because a lot of our own temperature regulation depends on behavioural things like adjusting clothing/blankets. ...Read more
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
Body Temperature: The normal body temperature for a baby is no different than the rest of us. 98.6f (37c) is considered the norm. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Average body temperature in health covers a range. Many people's temperature runs well below the traditional 37.0. Don't trouble yourself over this or go after different studies with different results. Especially, don't take a slightly low body temperature as evidence of illness -- the cult 'wilson's syndrome' diagnosis does this. ...Read more
See below: Blood flow increases near the surface of the skin. ...Read more
95-96: As long as it is not a rapid drop, you can live with a lower body temperature that 98.6 and be just fine. It is like heart rate and breathing. My normal heart rate is 45-55, but if my mom had that, she would be in the icu. As long as it is gradual and your norm, it is fine. ...Read more