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I get chills when my boss comes around my cubicle. What can I do?

I get chills when my boss comes around my cubicle. What can I do?

Chills: This is a psychological reaction and is not an illness. Time will probably take care of the problem. ...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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I've been really hot and get cold chills what's wrong with me? I'm usually verry cold. All my life I've needed jacets on. But the past week or so i've been really hot and get random coldchills. It's to the point i barely need a jacket outside. Help please

Chills : Chills can be a sign of infection, especially if you have fever as well. Do you have any other signs of infection (sore throat, ear pain, burning with urination, rashes etc.?). If your chills don't go away you should visit your doctor for a medical exam and treatment as deemed necessary. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get the chills after delivery?

Possibilities: Sudden changes in the distribution of blood to the skin surface may create a differential temperature difference resulting in chills. Delivery may be accompanied by transient bacteria in your blood stream which create fever and the chills help to raise your body temperature. Perhaps you chill with excitement over the great new baby you have just seen. Congratulations. ...Read more

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I get chills in my head often nd it's so weird. Why is that?

More needed: I would need more detail, ask some questions and even examine you before giving any kind of intelligent answer ...Read more

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When your body temperature is real hot and you always get cold chills through your body what does that mean ?

It's all physiology: Bacteria and viruses that cause human illnesses have specific requirements; oxygen, sugar, protein, and a limited temperature range for life and replication. Immune system messengers, cytokines, cause the perception iof chilling which causes lots of rapid muscle contractions (shivering) generating heat (fever) slowing pathogen reproduction . With chills we bundlle up & reduce body heat loss ...Read more

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Why is it that when I wake up between the times of 6-6:30 am, my body feels cold and I get the chills for the rest of the day?

Unclear: Do u mean to imply that these issues occur only when you get up between 6 and 6:30am? Don't get up between those times and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have a had cold for over week now and I am continuously cough but now I am starting to get chills and my face is constantly hot what should I do?

I have a had cold for over week now and I am continuously cough but now I am starting to get chills and my face is constantly hot what should I do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Are claims on Net true that sensory stimulation like feeling of chills u get when skin is rubbed can add height in adults?Says stimulates GH secretion

Are claims on Net true that sensory stimulation like feeling of chills u get when skin is rubbed can add height in adults?Says stimulates GH secretion

Probably not: Not sure who started that claim, but I haven't read any studies that would substantiate that claim. The best stimulator for GH is........wait for it.... ....Sleep. 7-9 hrs of sleep is recommended, so if you want to boost HGH get more sleep! High Intensity Interval Training and a diet high in the proper amino acids will also help. The great thing is that these things are practically free! ...Read more

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I have been frequently been getting hot and then get the chills but then it passes and I am fine. This happens at least one a day, usually after lunch?

Hot then chills: You may have a fever condition. Check your temperature three times per day for the next week, one of the times should be when you feel hot. If you do have episodes of elevated temperature above 99.6 on a daily basis , contact your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more