A 51-year-old member asked:
what are some different causes of hypothermia?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Causes...: Hypothermia is when the body temperature is low. Some causes of this include exposure to the elements in a cold climate (ex. Hiking in the winter w/o adequate warm clothing), exposure to cold water (ex. People in the water when a boat capsizes in frigid water). Hypothermia can also be induced by doctors to decrease a person's metabolic rate, thereby increasing survival. Just a few examples!
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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