Hypothermia

Chase Copeland

Ten Topic Facts


  1. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature.
  2. Accidental hypothermia usually occurs when not warm enough clothing is worn.
  3. Cold exposure is the cause of hypothermia.
  4. Diabetes can increase the risk of hypothermia.
  5. The elderly, infants, and children without proper clothing are at an increased risk for hypothermia.
  6. Confusion, drowsiness, mumbled speech and shivering are symptoms of hypothermia.
  7. Mild hypothermia is when your body heat is 89-95 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Moderate hypothermia is when your body temperature is 82-89 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Severe hypothermia is when your body temperature is lower than 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. If medical treatment isn't available, remove any wet clothing.



Source: http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-hypothermia

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