Elderly Bodies Often Feel Cold And Body Temperatures Below Normal?
Hello doctor, my mother’s body temperature is 66 years old under 35 degrees or rather 34.4-34.8, the highest temperature is 36 degrees. It has been going on for 2 days. My mother just had an ischemic stroke on September 18, Is this dangerous and an emergency? thanks.
Hello, good night Yunanan ...
Previously it needs to be re-confirmed whether the tool used is still functioning properly (still accurate) and is the measurement method that you do is correct?
Normal body temperature varies from person to person, but the average normal human body temperature ranges from 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius. Body temperature that is above or below the range of values does not always mean that the person is experiencing pain. Many things affect a person's body temperature, such as:
Age factor. In people who are over 65 years of age, body temperature tends to be lower, with the average body temperature in the elderly being around 36.2 degrees Celsius. This happens because the body's ability to regulate body temperature decreases with age.
Measurement time. Measurements made during the day tend to give higher results compared to measurements made in the late afternoon, evening, or morning. This is because the body usually gets warmer during the day.
Activities undertaken. People who are more physically active will generally have a higher body temperature.
The last food consumed before measurement of body temperature. Hot or spicy foods can also make a person's body temperature higher.
Apart from the normal conditions mentioned above, conditions of low body temperature (hypothermia) can also be caused by other conditions, one of which is stroke. This is caused by the body's regulation of body temperature which is disrupted due to stroke. In addition, hypothermia can also be caused by:
sepsis (severe infection)
hypothyroidism (thyroid hormone deficiency)
the effect of certain drugs, such as antidepressant, antipsychotic, or sedative drugs
Hypothermia can be an emergency condition. Immediately consult your mother to the doctor or emergency department if the complaint is accompanied by the following conditions:
short and slow breathing
slowly lost consciousness
That's all, hope it helps