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Everyone runs a high temperature after a surgery. It is part of the body's normal healing response. But infections after surgery can also cause a high temperature. The temperature caused by infection is not normal. It is the signal that the infection needs to be treated. In the case of total joint replacement surgeries, infections after the surgery are very serious. Doctors must watch any high temperature closely and run lots of tests to be sure there is no infection. It would be very useful for doctors to know what body temperatures are normal for patients who have had joint replacement surgery. These authors have taken a step toward understanding the way body temperature fluctuates after joint replacement. They studied the records of 88 patients who had a total hip replacement (THR) without any major problems. Temperatures were taken the old-fashioned way, using mercury thermometers under the tongue, because it is considered the most accurate method. Results showed the expected chan...
We had a terribly cold December here in South Dakota and our heating bill reflected this…higher than it’s been since we moved here three years ago. Needless to say, we are wearing a few more layers in January and letting the house get a little cooler.
For those of you also not turning up the thermostat too much, the chillier temps do help promote faster metabolisms and potentially weight loss .
When external temperatures decrease the body has to work harder by expending more energy (i.e. calories) to maintain core body temperatures.
This isn’t new knowledge, but research continues to be conducted to determine the effects of temperature on weight loss.
Recently associate profession Dr. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt at Maastricht University Medical Center worked with a team to explore whether or not frequent exposure to mild cold temperatures would boost the body’s energy expenditure.
Studies have shown shivering to increase hea...
Flu and exercise; Colds and exercise
Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus?
Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body move from the organs into the bloodstream.
Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting enough rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.
Even if studies find that exercise doesn't prevent colds or the flu, exercise is good for overall health.
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