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Why Is Dialysis Solution Warmed To Body Temperature
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Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...Read more
Hypothermia: That is very low for a core body temp. See a health care provider and assure you have your temperature taken professionally, as even oral thermometers can provide false readings. Best wishes. ...Read more
Normal: Body has an internal thermostat that triesto maintain temperature at 98.6. When you exercise, the body heats up and releases energy through sweating. ...Read more
Around 107: It appears to be 107 degrees f. At that temperature cells start shutting down and dying, leading of course to eventual body death as organs turn off and are damaged. ...Read more
Don't Worry: You should mention it & have your regular md record your baseline temp so that if you have what is considered a "normal" they know that indicates a low-grade fever for you. Normal temps, etc. Are averages and some are a little above or below for their normal but knowing your normal will help your doctors treat you better when you have problems. ...Read more
From start: You may be referring to the fact that babies get hold/cold more easily than adults. There are a number of complicated reasons for this but babies are able to sweat and shiver right from the start. How effective they will be at temp regulation will depend on level of development because a lot of our own temperature regulation depends on behavioural things like adjusting clothing/blankets. ...Read more
It ain't a gland: The hypothalamus is the site of temperature regulation. There are actually two areas of the hypothalamus, almost touching each other, responsible--one for not allowing temperature to go too low & the other not allowing the temperature to go too high. Of course many factors may interfere with this, such as colds & other infections. ...Read more
Body Temperature: The normal body temperature for a baby is no different than the rest of us. 98.6f (37c) is considered the norm. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Average body temperature in health covers a range. Many people's temperature runs well below the traditional 37.0. Don't trouble yourself over this or go after different studies with different results. Especially, don't take a slightly low body temperature as evidence of illness -- the cult 'wilson's syndrome' diagnosis does this. ...Read more
See below: Blood flow increases near the surface of the skin. ...Read more
95-96: As long as it is not a rapid drop, you can live with a lower body temperature that 98.6 and be just fine. It is like heart rate and breathing. My normal heart rate is 45-55, but if my mom had that, she would be in the icu. As long as it is gradual and your norm, it is fine. ...Read more
Possible viral inf.: Temp + 100.9For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
98.6: The normal body temperature for adults is 98.6. Some people may have higher body temperatures but most normal temperatures are right around 98.6. ...Read more
Sweating: As sweat on the skin evaporates - it lowers the temperature. ...Read more
Many things: This could be dozens of different causes, including infections, non-infectious inflammatory states, tumors, reactions to medication, allergies, etc. If this keeps up please go see a doctor and have a diagnosis established. ...Read more
Body temperature: There is a wide normal variation in body temp. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Probably not...: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy or drive, decreased libido/performance, hives & other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food & substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea & abdominal discomfort, headaches & more significant neurologic problems, etc. Get eval. ...Read more
Celsius: 37 degrees celsius is normal. 98.6 fharenheit is normal. ...Read more
Not, unless sick: Temperature ranges several degrees daily in most individuals, and also varies with where it is taken. Rectal temperatures are the most reliable, but not usually done except in very young infants, where a temperature over 100.4 is significant and needs evaluation. If you feel healthy and rarely get sick, it is not important ...Read more
Actually variable: Effects. The effect of exercise on melatonin levels is variable depending on the timing of the exercise during the day and the intensity. Late night intense exercise has been demonstrated to lead to an acute increase in melatonin levels, not so true with late night low intensity exercise. While daytime exercise (whether high or low intensity) seems to have limited effect on melatonin. ...Read more
If skin temperature rises above 45 degree centigrade what will someone's core body temperature be?
Core Body Temp: Mbt = 0.64. Tcore + 0.36. Tskin. ...Read more
I have been running a body temperature in the 97's. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Depends how: You are taking it. If this is true core temperature, it might be a bit low. If you are taking it oral or axillary, these determinations tend to be one degree lower than core temp. If you are doing ok otherwise, no real concern here. ...Read more
Is it okay to have a body temperature of 96.7? What does a lower body temperature usually indicate?
Yes: Yes, body temperature can slightly fluctuate. This fluctuation can also be related to your menstrual cycle. That temp is not concerning unless you have other symptoms or something else going on because a lot of the time depending on which thermometer you used and how it was measured it is not entirely accurate. ...Read more
Can it be normal for somebody to have an average / resting body temperature of higher / lower than 98?
Yes: My son, as an 11 year old, did an interesting trial in middle school. He measured eveyone in his class at 0900 and after playground. He found a 3 degree difference was normal.98.6 is just a starting point. You should know your usual temperature, we don't usually consider under 101 as fever in an adult. ...Read more
My body temperature rises very high for no apparent reason. I has only happened twice about 8 weeks apart?
High temp: Not sure what you mean by "high" but if over 101 f and it occurs again you need to be evaluated for a possible occult (hidden) infectious process. It is preferable to have blood tests (including possible blood cultures) at the time your fever is spiking, so if it happens again, be seen immediately (same day). ...Read more
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