Heating for Health
When you have a fever, is your increased body temperature good for you or should you try to lower it? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.
If your temperature drops below 80 degrees or climbs higher than 108 degrees for a prolonged period, death usually results. Your body has a thermostat, called the hypothalamus, to keep its temperature within the safe range.
When disease germs are detected in your bloodstream, your white blood cells release a chemical called EP. EP quickly makes its way to the hypothalamus, where it raises the setting of your thermostat. The higher temperature can make your body increase its production of T cells by 20 times or more to fight bacterial infection.
Does the fever response just accidentally happen to fight infection or was it designed to work the way it does? Clearly we must thank God for this cleverly designed defense against disease.
For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.
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