The Dangers and Sympotoms
- Hypothermia is a medical emergency occurring when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it.
- Your normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees, and hypothermia generally occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees.
- Hypothermia is caused by exposure to too much cold weather or immersion in cold water.
- Faster breathing
- Increased heart rate
- Shivering (the worse the hypothermia, the less shivering)
- Lack of coordination
- Weak pulse
- Slow breathing