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Elevated body temperature, high basal metabolic rate, Raynaud's Phenomenon - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Well , i have a query regarding my fiance problem
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   Her body temperature is always on higher side though its not fever or anything
Doctor :   Some people do have it, it is normal
Doctor :   It is because of high basal metabolic rate
User :   Can i know the reason why she has got higher temprature and how it can have side affects?
Doctor :   It is Because of constant work, over exhaustion, becomes more by evening and night
Doctor :   It does not have any side effects
Doctor :   She has take breaks in between her work
Doctor :   Drink lots of water
User :   Well, the current level of work she does seems very normal work , without any physical effort
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Does that also mean if she is overloaded with work...she will have problems?
Doctor :   May I know her age?
User :   her age is 25
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   More work means High basal metabolism and hence high body temperature
Doctor :   You can also ask her to get her Thyroid profile done
User :   is Mental work and stress causes high basal metabolism?
Doctor :   Yes, Of course
Doctor :   Mental stress also increases body temperature
User :   She has done Thyroid profile and it was ok
User :   She also says her body remains very cold in cold cliemate
Doctor :   Then she need not worry
User :   it mostly happens in hand and feets
Doctor :   May I know her weight?
User :   47 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   her height is 5 feet
Doctor :   It is common among girls, it is called Raynaud Phenomenon
Doctor :   She needs to dip her hands in warm water during such episodes
User :   i just saw wiki page of says discoloration...while in her case its just temperature problem
Doctor :   After the temperature drops, the colour changes or it can be a simple feeling of extreme coldness
User :   ok
Doctor :   There need not be colour change always
User :   She has a hereditary problem in family...
Doctor :   She needs to wear clothes according to the temperature
User :   she says all her family member has higher temperature
User :   while she has the highest temperature among them
Doctor :   It may not be so
Doctor :   She must be fine in a while
User :   what would you recommend her since she says this problem exists since her birth?
Doctor :   She should dress according to the climate
Doctor :   She should also eat accordingly
User :   she normally take mild hot or hot substance only
Doctor :   It is good for her
User :   she hardly takes cold items
Doctor :   She must be comfortable with whatever she eats
Doctor :   There is no restriction on it
Doctor :   But avoid cold food when it is cold, and avoid very spicy food when it is hot
User :   do you see any long term complications coming in her way in the long run?
Doctor :   No, Not all
Doctor :   Not at all
User :   thanks Doctor....will surely take care of you radvice
User :   your advice
Doctor :   Thank you , Do not worry much
Doctor :   She will be fine,
Doctor :   All the best
User :   :) thanks a lot
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   Nothing as such....thanks for your time
Doctor :   I will be available for your further queries if any
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   one more query doctor
Doctor :   Yes, Go ahead
User :   is her weight OK given her height is 5 feet
Doctor :   Yes, it is fine and normal
Doctor :   She may put on weight if she likes
User :   her BMI is 20.23
Doctor :   It is normal
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   If she wants to put on weight, ask her to eat Ice cream and chocolate everyday
User :   ok
User :   is that a healthy way of gaining weight?
Doctor :   It is good and she can gain weight faster
User : it
Doctor :   FIne
Doctor :   Is there anything else?
User :   no doctor...thanks for your time
User :   and advices
Doctor :   You are welcome always
User :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Bye for now
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