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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Body Temperature Regulation

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Temp varies l: Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts. Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body core temperature. ...Read more

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Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

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

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My body temperature is hot all the time . I have skin allergy too .Should i go for a thyroid test ?

My body temperature is hot all the time . I have skin allergy too .Should i go for a thyroid test ?

Body temperature: If your temperature is elevated for a prolonged period of time, please see your doctor right away. It may be due to thyroid problems but there are many other reasons for having fever. You definitely need an evaluation. ...Read more

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If your body temperature is 94.8 after taking temperature under arm when you first wake up in morning could that mean low thyroid?

If your body temperature is 94.8 after taking temperature under arm when you first wake up in morning could that mean low thyroid?

Possible: Have you had your thyroid tested ? Body temperature is largely under control of the thyroid, and is usually lowest in the AM, raising throughout the day. If you suffer classic effects of low thyroid - weight gain, sluggishness, hair loss, consider having it tested. Best Wishes ...Read more

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I had a complete thyroidectomy two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements? I have problems with low body temperature.

I had a complete thyroidectomy  two months ago. What is the mean starting dose for thyroid supplements?  I  have problems with low body temperature.

T4 0.7-0.8 mg/lb/day: However, if you had the "complete" thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer the endocrinologist (yes you should see a thyroid expert) will want a higher dose. Go to the american thyroid association website. ...Read more

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