Chills are a feeling of cold and even trembling throughout the body, even to goose bumps. Physiologically, chills are a spasm of small vessels under the skin.
The following diseases cause chills: infectious, digestive upset, internal bleeding, pressure, chronic diseases.
In a child, chills most often occur against a background of colds, viral diseases.
Consider why chills occur without fever.
Hypothermia. When the body is very cold, the blood vessels narrow and the blood does not circulate properly through the body. The body in this case will include the natural process of thermoregulation and muscle contractions are included as a result of which heat is released and the body thus tries to maintain body temperature. In this case, it is recommended to drink hot tea and dress warmly.
Colds or SARS. Everyone is used to the fact that temperature is the first sign of a cold, but as it turned out, not always. There are viral diseases that do not give temperature. The treatment for this symptom is to go to bed, take more fluids, tea with raspberry jam or lemon. If, in addition to chills, other dangerous symptoms, vomiting, nausea, etc. begin, then you should consult a doctor.
Infectious diseases can also cause chills. In this case, chills indicate intoxication of the body, since viruses or bacteria that emit toxins in the body. To understand that this is an infection, it is worth paying attention to whether you still have symptoms such as weakness, headache, and digestive tract disorders.
Disorders of endocrinology. Chills may be present with decreased thyroid function. The thyroid gland is responsible for the hormone that is responsible for the thermoregulation of the body.
Diabetes. When the regulation of blood sugar level is disturbed in the body, the feeling of chills cannot be avoided.
Stress and emotional explosions. Stressful situations simply simply contribute to the release of adrenaline into the body, which causes vasospasm, the person becomes cold and trembles. Depart from this state can only be a dream.
Allergy to anything. Remember that an allergy can be different both for pathogens flying in the air and for food. Remember that chills are often accompanied by a rash, itching, swelling and other adverse reactions.
Vegetative-vascular dystonia is a disease that affects the autonomic nervous system and is manifested by symptoms of decreased vascular wall tone, which is accompanied by abnormal blood circulation in the body and affects the feeling of chills. With this disease, hardening and strengthening immunity help.
When blood pressure indicators change dramatically, the body is naturally not used to such changes and will show everything in the form of chills. Additional symptoms are sweating, nausea, vomiting, severe weakness.
Causes of chills without fever in women
Climax In such a difficult period for the body, women will experience both chills and hot flashes. The whole reason is a change in the hormonal balance in the body.
Monthly In addition to chills, they are accompanied by pains in the lower abdomen, headache, but they pass quickly.
Pregnancy. Basically, chills are more characteristic of early periods, everything is associated with hormonal changes in the body.
Causes of chills in children
In children, chills are a harbinger of acute respiratory infections, food poisoning, and diseases of the genitourinary system. At an older age, more precisely in the youthful period, chills mean that there is a restructuring of the hormonal background, and attacks of vegetative-vascular dystonia can also become more frequent against this background.
How to treat chills
If the feeling of chills is not caused by hypothermia, then you should consult a doctor and identify the causes of this state of the body. After all, chills are a symptom, the doctor can determine the real cause by making additional tests.
If this is an infection, then intoxication of the body caused by developing bacteria can only be stopped by special treatment, namely the one prescribed by the doctor.