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Dr. Ruth Spector
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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

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Low Body Temperature (Definition)

Babies have difficulty controlling the temperature of their small bodies. Premature babies are at particular risk of ...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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Why I feel fevrish when I sit in aircondition?does it normal?does body temperature gets incresesd in air conditione?What is low body temperature rang

Why I feel fevrish when I sit in aircondition?does it normal?does body temperature gets incresesd in air conditione?What is low body temperature rang

Temp. regulation: Our bodies need to stay at an even temperature to function properly. When you are in very cold air conditioning you may start shivering even to increase your body temperature. Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees but it can normally go up or down a degree. ...Read more

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What is low body temperature?

What is low body temperature?

97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc.. It is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Adler
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S low body temperature a bad sign?

S low body temperature a bad sign?

Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Adler
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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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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
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Low body temperature. What should I do?

It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a chronic issue and you have no other symptoms, you may be someone who's temperature exists on the low end of normal. Either way, it would be worth discussing with a health care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What could a low body temperature indicate?

Hypothermia: Low body temperature can be environmental due to exposure, particularly wet cold conditions. Hypothyroidism is the most common metabolic condition associated with a low body temperature. ...Read more

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What does having a low body temperature mean for longevity?

Longevity: There are some theories that a lower body temperature may be associated with longer life span. ...Read more

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Common causes of low body temperature?

Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold conditions, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland dysfunction, acute brain injuries such as stroke or trauma, spinal cord injury, or brain tumor. Low body temperature is defined as body temperature less than 36 degrees celcius or 95 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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Hypothermia (Definition)

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