Body temperature varies as the day goes on. It is at the low point around 4:00 am, and the expected temperature at that time is around 97.6 F. Temperature increases from that point, reaching the low 98's by 9:00 am, and should reach 99.6 F by 4:00 pm. Appropriate temperature is only 'appropriate' relative to the time of day in which it is taken.
Further, there is no such thing as a 'normally' low temperature. If a person has observed that their temperature is 'always low,' or that it takes a massive infection before they run a fever, the likelihood of hypothyroidism being present increases substantially.
Could MyThyroid Be On the Fritz, Out of Kilter, or Kaput
Note: The information contained in this Adrenal Quiz is not intended to replace a one-to-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, and is not intended as medical advice, but as guidelines for determining the underlying cause of your symptoms.
You are encouraged to make your health care decisions in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
Iodine is one of the most important minerals required by the body for healthy cellular and complete metabolic function. Breast tissue, the uterus, the ovaries, the thyroid, the brain and the prostate depend on iodine. But typical intake levels for most people are not optimal. Your thyroid tissue absorbs iodine best as potassium iodide, while breast tissue takes up iodine in the form of molecular iodine. Additionally, there is evidence that using sodium iodide enhances absorption of the other forms.
Are You Short On This Important Co-factor
This is not a diagnostic test. It is meant as a nutritional guide to raise awareness of suboptimal iodine levels. It may also help you determine whether you should have further discussions with your healthcare practitioner.