Basal body temperature (BBT or BTP) is the lowest body temperature attained during rest (usually during sleep). It is usually estimated by a temperature measurement immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken.
In women, ovulation causes a sustained increase of at least 0.2 °C (0.4 °F) in BBT. Monitoring BBTs is one way of estimating the day of ovulation. The tendency of a woman to have lower temperatures before ovulation, and higher temperatures afterwards, is known as a biphasic temperature pattern.
Basal Temperature should always be measured in the morning, immediately after awakening. It is forbidden to drink alcohol and have sex the day before the measurement. Also, if you drink medications or even regular food supplements, the result will be blurred.
The usual body temperature can also increase. Everyone knows that the temperature of 37 degrees provokes weakness and unwillingness to do anything, here is about the same. Do not try to bring down the temperature with aspirin, it will not bring a positive result. In this case, it is better to take off your warm clothes and put on something light, it is desirable to refresh and air a room, try to avoid physical exertion. Basal temperature is one of the early signs of pregnancy and it is believed that 18 consecutive days of elevated temperatures means a woman is almost certainly pregnant. Very often, this condition is also a consequence of nervous tension, so it alone is not enough to confirm pregnancy.
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