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What is Body heat ?


I have heard many times in life especially from my Grandparents and my parents, that for many aliments they say my body heat has increased, like indigestion, cough,eyes burning, cold, tiredness etc. When I have oil bath I find that many a times there is a relief which makes me think that they were right? Now what is this body heat in medical terms? why should we have a oil batch every week? are there any medicines in allopathy where this symptoms could be reduced.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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The term Body heat used by grand parent /parents is the increased BMR as few people have because of which their body is more warm as compared to others.They used to relate most of the things to increased body heat but now medicine is advanced & we know the cause of things is not heat :
-like indigestion is due to spicy food;increased acidity;loss or improper sleep.
-burning of eyes due to overstraining;sunstroke.
-cough due to infection or irritation of the trachea & lungs.
This increased BMR is probably body heat medically.
Answered: Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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