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The Symptoms And Care For Hypothermia

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The Symptoms And Care For Hypothermia

In General Hypothermia is a medical emergency which occurs when the body loses heat faster than it produces it.  There is a myth that cold-water is the threat; however, hypothermia can happen if the conditions are right, in temperatures less than 98.6 degrees F.    One of the first symptoms of hypothermia is shivering which is the body trying to warm itself.  As the body continues to cool, symptoms gradually increase and often times the victim will not realize it.  Judgment fails and the victim may try taking their clothing off, try to hide, want to sleep, etc.  Be aware...

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