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What causes low body temperature in adults?

What causes low body temperature in adults?

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 Temperature (Definition)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, ...Read more


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What causes low body temperature in an adult?

What causes low body temperature in an adult?

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

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What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

What can cause severe migraines and an extremely low temperature?

See HA specialist: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological (low temperature) and non-neurological features as well as headache. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I have a constantly low temperature on waking & throughout the day. 35.9 c / 96.6 f on waking & 36.2 c / 97.1 f during the day. What could cause this?

I have a constantly low temperature on waking & throughout the day. 35.9 c / 96.6 f on waking & 36.2 c / 97.1 f during the day. What could cause this?

Freezer door open?: If you are otherwise healthy and active, then you are the lower end of the "bell curve" that makes up the spectrum of "normal" temperature. Not everyone is 98.6f some run hot, others cold. If, on the other hand, you have low energy, hair consistency changes or loss, increased sleep, weight gain, muscle aches, then might need thyroid checked & should see your dr. ...Read more

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What kind of infection caused a low temperature?

What kind of infection caused a low temperature?

Any infection: Some individuals do not mound a good immune response to infections so they do not get a rise in temperature. It is just as concerning to start getting a low temperature with chills. In the hospital nurses start warm IVs to return the temperature. As you die the temperature falls. See a doctor to get treatment before it becomes life threatening. ...Read more

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Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Unlikely: In moderate hypothermia, child develops slurred speech, clumsy movements, impaired thinking, and lethargy, a picture of intoxication. ...Read more

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Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Yes: Low TSH is most commonly seen in hyperthyrodism (elevated thyroid hormone level) and this condition can cause the symptoms described. See your doctor for an examination soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Is it possible for anorexia cause a low temperature of 34.8 degrees and high blood pressure? Or is it completely unrelated? I'm 16 and hyperthyroidic.

Yes and no: Starvation can cause your temperature to fall but, generally, won't cause your BP to rise. If you're not drinking enough fluids, in fact, one tends to have a significant DROP in BP. ...Read more

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What causes lower stomach cramps with low temperature and cold sweats?

What causes lower stomach cramps with low temperature and cold sweats?

Cramps: There could be lots of reasons for your symptoms. If things are not better, or worse in a day or two please go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my stomach ache and low temperature?

Many things: There are too many causes of abdominal pain to list without further information. If it is bothersome or persitent, I would recommend seeing your md. ...Read more

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My son has a low temperature?

My son has a low temperature?

How Old? How Low?: Keep in mind that 98.6 is simply an average temperature. A lower temp may be normal for him. A child who is very ill can have a low temperature which is ominous for a serious infection, but I am speaking of a listless child generally so sick he'd be in an ICU somewhere. Also keep in mind that many thermometers measure temps " outside" of the body, so they will read lower than a rectal temp ...Read more

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My 3 year old baby is getting low temperature 96 degrees?

Low Temp: This is generally not worrisome. For starters, most thermometers are not %100 accurate. Additionally, the most important factor is your child's appearance. A well-appearing child with a temp of 96 is just fine. An ill-appearing child with any temp needs to be examined by their doctor. ...Read more

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My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp. But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold. Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more

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What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

Depends: Depends on which thermometer you use- temperatures taken under the arm or in the ear tend to be lower than rectal temperatured, a normal rectal temperature is 98.6 plus or minus 1 degree. (97.6-99.6) subtract another degree if taking it under the arm. If your baby's temp is low, be sure he or she is dressed warmly enough. ...Read more

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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?

Nothing serious: Would like to know more information, but in the absence of tremor, weight loss or gain, new medications, then is not likely to be a sign of illness! If other symptoms develop then seek medical attention ...Read more