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What are the signs of hypothermia?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Low body temp: Definition: below 95 degrees: depending on the body temp: between 95-89.6 - poor peripheral circulation, shivering, apathy, lethargy, confusion and rapid heart rate; between 89.6-82.4 - shivering stops, increased confusion or delirium, slowing heart rate and irregular heart rate; below 82.4 coma, ventricular fibrillation (type of cardiac arrest), may look dead; below 68 brain activity stops.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the signs you are catching hypothermia?

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Dr. Jimmy Yang
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General Practice 9 years experience
Many signs: Some of the first signs are high respiratory rate, high heart rate, confusion, and shivering. People with hypothermia will develop confusion and possibly slurred speech. As hypothermia becomes worse, both heart rate and respiratory rate decrease, and shivering may decrease. People will become very sleepy and may hallucinate. Note that, while common, not all people will have these signs.
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What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Shivering: Shivering is your body's automatic defense against cold temperature — an attempt to warm itself. Clumsiness or lack of coordination slurred speech or mumbling stumbling confusion or difficulty thinking poor decision making drowsiness apathy or lack of concern about one's condition progressive loss of consciousness weak pulse slow, shallow breathing.

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