What Causes Chills / Shivering?
Chills / shivering can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose chills / shivering, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "chills / shivering" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
regular episodes of diarrhea
history of leg/foot cramping
recent onset nausea
severe muscle weakness
severe fatigue after slight exertion
metallic taste in mouth
high T3 free level
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
elevated free T4
... and more than 110 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of chills / shivering:
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Metabolic Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about chills / shivering:
Do you sometimes experience 'chills' (sensations of cold accompanied by shivering) that can not be explained by your environment?
→ Don't know
→ Often - more than once a month
→ I am experiencing chills due to a current illness
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of 'chills', occasional 'chills', frequent 'chills' or having chills from an illness, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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