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Dr. Prem Kr. Magu - Family Medicine in Delhi

Dr. Prem Kr. Magu

MBBS

Family MedicineFamily Medicine
  • Delhi, Delhi

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Clinic Locations

Apurva Hospital

#2-3 Number Chowk, Block N, New Industrial Township 2, New Industrial Town., Delhi, Delhi, India,

Specialization

  • General Physician

Education

  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak - 1982 Graduated
    MBBS

Health Articles

Fever and normal body temperature

The conventional understanding that the average human body temperature is 98.6°F is outdated, with newer research suggesting a broader normal range of 97°F to 99°F. Body temperature fluctuates throughout the day, typically lower in the morning and peaking in the late afternoon or evening. While regular temperature checks aren't necessary for healthy individuals, they are recommended when feeling unwell or suspecting exposure to illnesses like COVID-19, as fever is a common symptom. The historical basis of 98.6°F stems from Dr. Carl Wunderlich's 19th-century study, but recent investigations indicate a gradual decrease in average body temperatures to around 97.5°F. Factors contributing to this decline include lower metabolic rates due to increased body weight, reduced rates of infection compared to the 19th century, and advancements in thermometer accuracy.

What is a Normal Body Temperature and Symptoms of Fever?

People experience warmth in their bodies due to the rise in body temperature, which may be because of various reasons such as doing exercise, a rich diet, the mensuration cycle in women, exposure to the sun, being anxious and there are lot many. But these cannot be counted under the term fever, as the rise of temperature in the body is related to the speed of our heart. When the temperature of our body rises because of any disease or the WBC work in our body and is more than the normal temperature of the body it is called fever.

What is Common Cold? How is Different From Cold and Cough?

A viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract is the common cold. Muscle aches, a runny nose, and a sore throat are among the symptoms. Numerous viruses can cause colds. Typically, home treatments like rest and warm liquids are used as a form of treatment.

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