Basal body temperature is the lowest temperature attained by
the body during rest (usually during sleep). It is generally measured
immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken.
1.The night before, shake down the thermometer (an oral glass thermometer only), and set it on the night stand next to the bed.
2. Immediately upon waking, without raising your head from the pillow, place the thermometer under the arm.
3. Leave thermometer under arm for 10 minutes.
4. Move as little as possible in this process; you must remain flat on your back during this entire time otherwise the thyroid gland will be activated and a false reading will be taken.
5. After ten minutes, remove thermometer and record temperature.
6. The test is invalidated if you expend any energy just before recording the temperature, i.e. getting up for any
reason, shaking down thermometer, etc.
7. Do this consecutively for 5 days. Add all 5 temperatures and divide total by 5 to get the final result.
8. An average temperature between 97.8 and 98.2 is considered normal.
If your basal body temperature is below 97.8, you might have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism); if it's over 98.2, you might have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
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