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Subnormal Body Temperature Causes
Every night my body temperature rises. I don't feel the warmth of my own body but other people do. I physically heat up. Should I get checked? Causes?
Sure: Invest in a good thermometer to track your temperature and make sure you just don't "feel" hot. If you do indeed have a fever, it is your body telling you something is wrong. Then bring in the readings to your dr. And get an evaluation to find out why your temp is high. Common causes are underlying infections, and possible thyroid disorders can cause temp fluctuations. Best wishes. ...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
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 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?
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
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
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
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
Fever: Heat strokeGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes.: There is a mild rise in temp from increased hormone (primarily catecholamines) release during extreme stress. In extreme hyperthyroidism temperature can rise to 41 C due to increased metabolic activity of cells! Fever with infection is generally caused by incredibly small rises in interleukin 6 and interleukin 1. ...Read more
My husband has a sudden lower than normal body temperature with chills and shivers - what could cause this?
A number of things: There are many possible reasons for chills, and it may just be an idiosyncratic thing; however, one concern would be for an infection. If it persists or has other accompanying symptoms, seek medical attention urgently. ...Read more
Can lupus cause body temperature fluctuations? Can you feel really for couples of hours and then really cold for the rest of the day?
SLE and temp.: Being an inflammatory condition, SLE can contribute to body temperature fluctuations. Inflammatory cells release pyrogens which can elevate the body temperature. ...Read more
Unclear question: Increased body temperature causes increase in pulse rate to increase the blood supply to organs to meet increased demand from rise in metabolic rate that occurs with fever. Fever is a protective reaction of the body as it helps in fighting infections. Inflammatory cells produce cytokines that reset the thermostat in the hypothalamus to a higher level. ...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
Possible: See your doctor about your acid reflux symptoms, there may be other things going on also. It is important to get this treated. Many cases of acid reflux are caused by sleep apnea. Get screened for sleep apnea, especially of you are tired, overweight, snore, or gasp for breath while sleeping. Many people are not aware of sleep apnea so get screened. ...Read more
Does zyprexa (olanzapine) cause one to be cold or does zyprexa (olanzapine) withdrawal cause a drop in body temperature?
No, it does not.: Taking zyprexa (olanzapine) neither make anyone feel cold nor it's withdrawal leads to a drop in body temperature. Zyprexa (olanzapine) may effect temperature regulation center or thermostat of brain, located in the hypothalamus of brain. This usually leads to sweating and feeling warmer. Sensitivity of exposure to sunlight increases. These people should use sunscreen ; avoid prolonged sunlight and heat exposure. Thx. ...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
My tongue has a yellow coating on the sides and back of it. Was wondering what could cause this. I have been having body temperature issues recently.
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