Introduction: Hypothermia


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Hypothermia: Low body temperature

Hypothermia: Cold weather can be risky for anyone, but especially for older people. Almost everyone is familiar with winter hazards such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing difficulties triggered by cold air. But the winter chill can also lead to a temperature drop inside the body that can be deadly if not found quickly and treated properly. This lowered body temperature, usually brought on by staying in a cool place for a long time, is called hypothermia (hi-po-ther-mee-uh). It is a special problem for older people, who often have other illnesses or take medications that can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.1

Researching symptoms of Hypothermia: Further information about the symptoms of Hypothermia is available including a list of symptoms of Hypothermia, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Hypothermia: Various information is available about treatments available for Hypothermia, prevention of Hypothermia, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Hypothermia: Research more detailed information about the causes of Hypothermia, other possibly hidden causes of Hypothermia, or other general information about Hypothermia.

Statistics and Hypothermia: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Hypothermia, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: Oct 28, 2003

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