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.

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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

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...

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

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. Read more...

What could low body temperature be a sign of in reproductive age women?

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. Read more...

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...