Does Stomach Acid Can Make The Body Fever?
Good night doc, I want to ask, whether stomach acid can make our body fever, because it’s been a week my stomach acid recurred, the acid to the esophagus. Thank you
Hello Arfin, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Fever is an increase in body temperature above normal / 37.5'C. This condition can be based on an infection or other causes. When fever occurs there is an increase in the temperature control center in the hypothalamus. Responding to your question high levels of gastric acid cannot affect the thermolegulators in the hypothalamus so that fever does not originate from that. Some possibilities that can happen to you are:
Fever occurs due to an infection.
Complaints of fever that you feel is not entirely fever, but occurs due to increased stomach acid to the top, so it will cause a burning sensation in the chest, and throat. This condition often occurs in GERD / Gastro Esofageal Reflux Disease.
At this time, I advise you to check with your doctor directly, to determine the cause of fever, and overcome the increase in stomach acid that you experience. Meanwhile some things that can alleviate your symptoms at this time are:
Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours per day.
Eat nutritious food, and drink enough.
Avoid eating spicy, or too sour.
Avoid drinking alcohol, and coffee.
You can take paracetamol if you have a fever for a while.
Avoid going outside, because your immunity is weakening.
That's all my answer, thank you very much :)