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what is the definition or description of: hypothermia?

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Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Hyothermia: This means low body temperature it can be due to extreme cold exposure.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hypothermia?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: Symptoms can include mood change, irritability, poor judgment, rhythmic or repeated movements, slurred speech, difficulty moving, fatigue, coma, or even cardiac arrest.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can I get hypothermia just out in the air?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes: Hypothermia can occur in temperature exposures of 50f or higher in wet and windy weather. Certain factors can predispose people to developing hypothermia, such as alcohol consumption. Home treatment may raise body temperature to normal in some mild cases of hypothermia but this can require hospital care if moderate to severe.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why does cyanosis occur when hypothermia?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Low oxygen: The metabolism slows with cooling and the oxygen delivery is compromised/.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Below what temperature does hypothermia set in?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Various definitions: Below 97 or 96.5 rectally according to some sources.
A 33-year-old member asked:

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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