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Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels ?

Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels ?

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

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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How to reduce their body temperatures ?

How to reduce their body temperatures ?

Cool things: Some medicines like ibuprofen and paracetamol can reduce fever when people are unwell. Cool things to drink, fanning and sponging cool wash cloths on the body (especially on the neck and in the armpits) are good non medicine things to try. ...Read more

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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?

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?

That's a bit low: so if measured correctly, you should probably have your thyroid hormone levels (T4, T3, and TSH) checked to see if your thyroid is underactive. ...Read more

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How are hormones used by the body to maintain normal blood glucose concentration?

How are hormones used by the body to maintain normal blood glucose concentration?

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

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Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Does the body try to maintain constant temperature as part of homeostasis?

Shivering, sweating: Shivering is the main defense against cold; the muscles produce heat by shaking you. Sweating causes evaporative cooling. ...Read more

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What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?

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

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How to reduce heat from our body. Feeling very uncomfortable.

How to reduce heat from our body. Feeling very uncomfortable.

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

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By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?

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 more

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How to increase core body temperature long-term?

How to increase core body temperature long-term?

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 more

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What will happen to the body's nervous systems & endocrine systems if homeostasis is not maintained?

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

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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

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

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is very unlikely to result in body heat. If you indeed have hypothyroidism you must work with your doctor to make sure you are getting the right dose of Thyroxine. ...Read more

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What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

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

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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?

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

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PHow to cure insomnia and make Body Clock Return to Normal

PHow to cure insomnia and make Body Clock Return to Normal

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 more

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I'm suffering severe body pain and a dose of viral flu with averrsion to solid food. How to regain my body fitness?

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 more

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How does your body react while in diabetic coma respiratory and pulse wise?

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