Normal body temperature is about 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius. Many things can affect temperature changes in the body, one of which is the environment. Extremely extreme environments, such as being too cold or too hot, can have various effects on the body.
Temperature changes of about a few degrees may affect body function. Therefore, when the body senses the temperature difference between the temperature in the environment and the temperature present in the body, the body will automatically do thermoregulation, which is a process of adaptation of the body in receiving the temperature changes that occur in the vicinity more like that of a new age learning thermostat at our home.
What happens if the ambient temperature changes suddenly? Sudden environmental changes in temperature can cause various effects to the body, such as:
When you feel cold and then feel the heat due to ambient temperature, you may have a problem with the thyroid. The thyroid is one of the glands in the body that serves to regulate various metabolisms, regulate the beat of sleep, and body temperature. When this gland produces too much thyroid hormone, then the body temperature will increase
2. Disorders of the adrenal gland
The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and serve to produce the hormone cortisol which is the main hormone in stress management and metabolism. Disorders of the adrenal glands are a frequent occurrence due to decreased thyroid hormone. Changes in temperature will affect the thyroid hormone which then affects the disorder of the adrenal gland.
3. Impaired insulin sensitivity
Insulin is a hormone that has a major task in regulating blood sugar levels and converting sugar in the blood into the energy needed by the body. Therefore, this hormone is involved in the process of energy metabolism that can cause body temperature to change. In normal circumstances, the body increases insulin production as body temperature increases and research says that injecting this hormone in certain parts of the brain can increase body temperature and speed up the body’s metabolism.