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How do you treat hypothermia?

How do you treat  hypothermia?

Warm body...: There are many ways to slowly warm a patient who has hypothermia. Examples include, warm blankets, warmed IV fluids, warm water peritoneal lavage, hemodialysis with warming of blood before it is returned to the body, etc. Some of these maneuvers are very invasive and so are only used if initial, less invasive maneuvers fail. Taking off cold, wet clothing is important part of warming process. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hypothermia (Definition)

Low body temperature. It can be due ...Read more


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What are symptoms of acute hypothermia?

What are symptoms of acute hypothermia?

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. ...Read more

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What temperature does hypothermia occur at?

95F or 35C: The definition of hypotermia is when a person has a temperature of 35C /95F or below. ...Read more

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What are some different causes of hypothermia?

What are some different causes of  hypothermia?

Many causes: One category of causes is increased heat loss, such as environmental exposure, drug side-effects, and skin disorders. Another category is decreased heat production, such as from hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia or malnutrition. You can also think about impaired regulation, typically from neurologic disease. In addition, a condition like sepsis (associated with severe infection) can cause hypothermia. ...Read more

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What is hypothermia? How do I know if I have it?

What is hypothermia? How do I know if I have it?

Hypothermia : It's when you are out in the cold too long and first signs would be cold sensation ...Read more

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How is being really cold different from hypothermia?

Semantics: Hypothermia is by definition a condition whereby body temperature, for any reason, is below the normal range--for that individual. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypothermia?

Hyothermia: This means low body temperature it can be due to extreme cold exposure. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Hypothermia?

The risk factors for getting Hypothermia include:: Antipsychotics, Baby, Beta blocker, Drug problems, Mental impairment, Parkinson's disease, Stroke, Underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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What conditions may increase the risk for acute hypothermia?

EXCESSIVE TIME UNDER: Low temperatures, below freezing, without appropriate shelter and or insulation. ...Read more

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Can i get frostbites from hypothermia?

Yes: Frostbite is a cold burn that occurs due to exposure of your body to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

What are the signs and symptoms of hypothermia?

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. ...Read more

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What's the role of hypothermia in the management of hie ? How to apply?

Is currently used.: Hypothermia is being used succussfully in witnessed cases of cardiac arrest with variable results, depending on the institution and the down time. A recent study in the journal neurocritical care looked at hypothermia in reducing perihematoma edema in intracerebral hemorrhage. The latter needs further study before it will be widely used. ...Read more

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What actually causes someone to die if they are caught withtout shelter and get hypothermia?

What actually causes someone  to die if they are caught withtout shelter and get hypothermia?

Usually heart stops: 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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute hypothermia?

What is the  treatment for acute hypothermia?

Please see below.: Call 911 immediately. Treatment includes preventing further heat loss, then careful rewarming, as well as respiratory support. Hypothermia can cause heart rhythm problems, which can require medication, cpr, or a defibrillator. ...Read more

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What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

Not easy to answer: I looked up information on this question and there is not a lot of research on it
One study, which I copied, found that long-term hypothermia may keep bone cells from building new bone and might break down bone- this study was in the elderly - so short answer is- don't think we really know for sure
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014482712003096 ...Read more

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What's the treatment for hypothermia for climbers?

Get warm: Simply doing whatever it takes to warm the body. This includes added layers of clothing, jackets, gloves, etc. There's no medication or something like that if that's what you're wondering. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypothermia our heating is not working.

Warm clothing: in layers both day an night. Small portable electric heaters and electric blankets ...Read more

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What could paramedics do for a drowning/hypothermia victim?

Near drowning: ABC first: establish and maintain the airway, provide ventilation (mouth-to-mouth or bag-valve-mask), then chest compression if there is no pulse. subsequently, pay attention to hypothermia: passive warming: warm blankets, heat lamp over the patient and consider warm IV fluid ...Read more

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How much time does it take for hypothermia to set in and to kill you?

It depends: Survivors of the Titanic disaster who were immersed in cold water wearing life vests were mostly dead in about an hour. Much depends on the circumstances. ...Read more

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How long would it take for severe hypothermia to set in at -10 degrees fahrenheit if car stalls?

Danger: There are formulas to calculate the rate of heat loss and it depends whether the person is wet or dry, naked or clothed.
It is a good idea in bad weather to have a change of clothes and to avoid risk. ...Read more

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Do hypothermia victims loose sensation to the cold while hypothermic or feel hot or numb while hypothermic?

Depends.: At first, it is quite painful! (frostbite) then it is numb. With re-establishment of circulation, it goes through a hot phase and often painful, but that is after the frostbite. With all over hypothermia, it is decreased consciousness. ...Read more

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Hypothermia: I know when you're temp really drops you actually stop shivering, why is that and at what temp does that happen?

Hypothermia: I know when you're temp really drops you actually stop shivering, why is that and at what temp does that happen?

Below 35C or 95F: Shivering increases heat production by the body as much as 5 times normal metabolism. Normal body temp is 37C or 98.6F. If the temperature drops below 36C or 97F we start to shiver sooner if the rate of change is rapid. Below 35C blood is shunted away from the muscles and the periphery and metabolism slows in an attempt to preserve the vital organs in the core. The heart stops at about 30C 86F ...Read more

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If an elderly pt has a temp that is MAINLY below 36C for over two weeks then does this indicate hypothermia or does temp have to always be below 36C?

Depends: May be dehydration which is very common in the elderly. Need more information for there are many issues and causes for a low temperature. So take him to the doctor for a thorough exam ...Read more