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What Is The Best Treatment For Low Body Temperature
Probably nothing: If you have low thyroid hormone you may run lower than normal body temps, as well as if you have been out in cold weather for a long time period. It would be helpful if you told us what your temperature was, and how you measured it.
May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97.
Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent.
Blood flow: I think cold toes is more related to blood flow. If there is decreased blood flow or quality of the blood (meaning it could be thin, or less nutrient supply in the blood) then this would cause cold toes. For example: raynaud's where the small vessels go into spasm hence not delivering the blood properly. I think temp has less to do with it.See 1 more doctor answer
Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that.
I assume U mean PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is almost invariably associated with hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, likewise, is often a cause of low body temperature. Find a physician who will treat your thyroid. I suggest a member of ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine) or ACIM (American College of Integrative Medicine).
Thyroid: Having low body temperature means you have a low metabolism. Heat is produced when body burns calories to create energy, and this heat contributes to your body temp. Having a slow metabolism and low body temp is very suggestive of underactive thyroid function. This isn't always seen on blood tests. If labs are normal, seek help from an md who practices holistic or functional medicine.
If you have a low...: "set point", you can still produce a rise from this.
No: But you also don't give us a temperature. Hard to answer accurately.
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.
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.
How low?: A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/body-temperature For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
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