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To Treat Shock Victims Maintain Normal Body Temperature
Yes: Think about americans who live in denver, sherpas that live in tibet, & the maya in south america. These are populations of people who have become accustomed in one way or another to a lower atmospheric oxygen level, and in the mayans a lower blood oxygen level. Another sea-level example would be a person with emphysema who may run a blood oxygen level of 88% and still be walking around home depot. ...Read more
My basal body temperature is within the range of 35.8 to 36.1 during non-ovulation period. How could it be so low? How to increase body temperature?
Question unclear: Your question is not clear, please rephrase. ...Read more
A 56YEAR OLD male patien come to emergency dept. with high BP (180/100) and dizzines and not able to maintain the body posture...MRI shows chronic ?
Glucose control: Hi. Blood glucose is maintained in the normal range by hormones. Insulin is the only hormone that can lower blood glucose. There are 4 hormones that can raise blood glucose: glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol, and growth hormone. They all interplay to maintain glucose in the normal range. ...Read more
Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more
What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?
60%: In a male, 60% of body weight is water. In women, it is 50%. You typically cannot use body water percentage to measure hydration. The best way to hydrate is to thirst: that is the most powerful stimulus for drinking water. Also, if your urine is dark, that usually means you are dehydrated as well. ...Read more
Fever: Treatment of a fever includes fever reducer medication such as acetominophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (motrin, advil). Removal of excess clothing, blankets and cooling the skin with cool water or cool mist, and fanning is also effective. Cool compresses or ice packs are helpful as well, along as staying well hydrated with cold liquids. ...Read more
By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?
Hyperthermia/heat sk: Heat or sun stroke is caused by 2 much exposure and lack of hydration and salt depletion, especially if there is a breeze. U r sweating and losing water and sodium but u feel cool which gets u into trouble. Ur body overheats and then sweating stops and temperature increases, and the end result is what ur describing. U need 2 hydrate/salt tablets/get into air conditioning/or ice 2 lower body temper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No great way: There really isn't a long term way to do this without chemically/hormonally altering your body. Body temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus - a special area of the brain. There is no way to consistently affect the set point in this area. It's why overall temperatures are fairly consistent across people of all different sizes and body types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What will happen to the body's nervous systems & endocrine systems if homeostasis is not maintained?
Dysregulation: If homeostasis is completely lost, the body's nervous system and endocrine system would both become dysregulated. You could see all kinds of metabolic and acid-base problems, with altered mental status (delirium, hallucinations, etc) plus blood pressure changes and more. Thankfully, the body knows exactly how to respond to various conditions, so that homeostasis is dynamic, not static. ...Read more
Is having hypothyroidism correlate to increased instances of heat rash because the body doesn't know how to regulate heat? Ex wearing layers when cold
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
Do circulatory problems associated w/cold hands indicate a heart problem? Can hands get cold simply because body is trying to heat up vital organs?
Just cold...: Hands can just get cold, period. Cold hands from a heart problem would be a very advanced heart problem, and other symptoms would be more prominent. Medication can cause coldness of the extremities, in particular the Beta Blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, etc) are known for this side effect. Check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Insomnia: Insomnia is a tough problem to "cure". Look up "sleep hygiene" on WebMD for more detailed advice. It is very important to set a regular bedtime and wake-up time. Don't nap during the day. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants. Avoid alcohol. Don't smoke (nicotine is a stimulant). Avoid screen-time within an hour of sleep. Make sure the room is dark and the bed is comfortable. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm suffering severe body pain and a dose of viral flu with averrsion to solid food. How to regain my body fitness?
Recovery process: Influenza has hallmark symptoms of body aches and pains, as well as fever. People generally do not want to eat much when ill, but fluids and soups may be good for nourishment. The best way to regain fitness is to rest, stay hydrated, and allow yourself to recover. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may help with body pains and fever. Depending on how ill you are, it may take a week or so to feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on patient: In most comatose patients, respiration needs to be supported through artificial means. This could mean using the help of a ventilator to maintain the supply of oxygen to the body tissues. The pulse rate could be normal or high or low depending on the circulatory status and heart function. ...Read more
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