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Hypothermia

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'''Hypothermia''' is the state of having an abnormally low body temperature. In cold weather, the [[human]] body may lose [[heat]] faster than it can produce it. The result is '''hypothermia''', or abnormally low body temperature. Symptoms include sleepiness, confusion and clumsiness. Because it happens gradually the onset of hypothermia is gradual and affects thinking, a victim may not realize they need that he or she needs help. That makes it , making the condition especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95° F is a medical emergency and can lead to [[death]] if not treated promptly.
Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. One can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.
[[Category:Medicine]]
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