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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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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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