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What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

What causes random chills down the spine? From internal adrenalin?

Need more info: Hard to answer this question without knowing more about the type of chills (shaking, persistent, frequent), and other symptoms which may be occurring in the same or near time periods. Have you taken your temperature when this happens, are there chances you may be infected with something? ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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What would be the possible cause of can only be described as internal chills. My mother feels like her insides are quivering, it is quite frustrating.?

Blood test needed: Unless chills are from an obvious infection, a metabolic /endocrine cause such as thyroid disease or anemia may need to be ruled out. Please have her see a dr who can order some blood tests to assess her thyroid hormone, and other tests. ...Read more

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What causes chills?

What causes chills?

Fever going up: One of the factors in producing an increase in body temperature is muscular activity. A long distance runner will generate very high body temperatures. One of the ways in which the body produces an elevation of temperature is by chilling, which is a form of muscular activity. The other factor is the differential between the body temperature and the external temperature. ...Read more

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What could cause chills?

Many things.: Chills and rigor are synonyms and are seen due to the release and action of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the immune response which also increase the body's set temperature in the hypothalamus. The person then feels cold in its environment and has chills. These are caused by influenza, tonsillitis, pneumonia, biliary sepsis, pyelonephritis, abscess, malaria, amphotericin b, and others. ...Read more

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What are some causes of slight chills when being in the hot sun for a while? I am out of the sun and they are gone now, but I was just wondering.

The sun itself: Being out in the sun can be stressful on the body. So sometimes people will get something like chills that may be more so related goose bumps, which often occurs because stress can set off the sympathetic nervous system. It can also be related to a degree of "sun poisoning" which can also set of a strong stress response and give you flu like symptoms. ...Read more

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Why would low body fat cause chills?

It doesn't "cause": chills, it just means you have less insulation against the ambient temperature. ...Read more

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Can losing 30lbs in 5 months cause a person to have chills?

Yes: A thyroid disorder could cause chills. Hopefully this wait loss was intentional. Otherwise sounds like you should see your doctor for a more complete history and exam ...Read more

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What are some hormonal causes of chills and hotflashes?

Estrogen : Drops usually but that would be unusual at your age ...Read more

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I am having chills a lot what causes them and can I stop them?

Chills, especially : rigors, can mean high fever and some type of infection. If your having rigors and sweats or high fever, c ur doc. ...Read more

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What causes chills or tingles all over your body?

Autonomic: Sympathetic nervous system, called "fight or flight" dischrges ith neural, physical or emotional trigger. ...Read more