We tell you what affects the temperature, and when to go to the doctor
Wellness / Travel section editor
The rise in temperature is already perceived by many as the first bell of COVID-19. Although it can be influenced by age, stress, physical activity and even the time of day. For some, 36.6 is already increased, and for someone 37 is normal.
We will tell you what affects the body temperature, and when to worry and run to the doctor.
Temperature is influenced by age, stress and physical activity
Doctors say: the norm of body temperature is from 36.1 to 37.1. Such fluctuations can occur in the body of a healthy person, even within one day.
Family doctor Alina Opanasenko says that until 4 pm the temperature will always be lower, and it rises after 5 pm.
Many factors affect our body temperature: age, gender, frequency of meals and the state of the nervous system, in particular, chronic overwork and stress.
Doctor-therapist Aleksey Prokopchuk claims that a slight increase in temperature cannot be brought down with drugs. But if a person is distracted from dwelling on his condition and reads a book or watches a movie, then he will feel better.
Physical activity is also capable of driving up the thermometer mark. For example, athletes who complete long-term marathons have 38, 39 and even 40 degrees at the finish line.
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Affects body temperature and the work of our endocrine system. In particular, problems with the thyroid gland.
Endocrinologist Nadezhda Sergienko warns that diseases of this kind can lead to an acceleration of metabolism, in parallel with which the temperature will rise. It will constantly be elevated – up to 37-37.2 degrees.
“If you observe an increase in temperature for a long time, you need to contact your family doctor,” advises Nadezhda.
“In this case, it will be necessary to pass preventive tests, make an X-ray of the lungs and exclude everything bad. And after that the person will already live in peace with his 37.3, if it is physiological,” Aleksey Prokopchuk reassures.
Temperature screening in a pandemic has become commonplace
Temperature screening in a pandemic has become commonplace. Go to a supermarket, restaurant, school, board a plane or a train – all only after measuring the temperature. Therefore, those who have a fever due to chronic diseases are forced to prove that they are safe for others.
If the child has a high body temperature, then the pediatrician or family doctor can issue a certificate of the presence or absence of diseases in the child. “It can be an extract from the outpatient card about the child's chronic diseases. About the fact that he can attend a general education institution,” explains Alina Opanasenko.
The doctor also adds that a one-time screening with a non-contact thermometer is not accurate. For a complete picture, it is necessary to measure the temperature several times a day and, most importantly, to listen to your body.
Earlier we told you about mental nutrition and how thoughts affect our lives. You may also be interested in learning about irritability and depression in men, and what the threat of testosterone deficiency is.
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