Hypothermia

Cold weather can affect your body in different ways. You can get frostbite, which is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Your body can also lose heat faster than you can produce it. That can cause hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. It can make you sleepy, confused, and clumsy. Because it happens gradually and affects your thinking, you may not realize you need help. That makes it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95 °F (35 °C) is a medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Anyone who spends much time outdoors in cold weather can get hypothermia. You can also get it from being cold and wet, or under cold water for too long. Babies and old people are especially at risk. Babies can get it from sleeping in a cold room.

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  1. Hypothermia (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. ... put you at risk for problems such as hypothermia and frostbite . ... core body temperature drops just a few degrees, hypothermia will set in. With even mild hypothermia, your ...
  3. Hypothermia is dangerously low body temperature, below 95°F (35°C). ... dry conditions. You are more likely to develop hypothermia if you are: Very old or very young ...
  4. Avoiding Frostbite and Hypothermia (National Safety Council)  
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  5. Hypothermia: First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Hypothermia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  7. Cold Weather Safety for Older Adults From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging) - PDF  
    Learn about hypothermia, or low body temperature, and its effects on older adults. Get safety tips for when it's cold outside.
  8. How to prevent and treat frostbite and hypothermia ... Cold-Weather Wellness Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think Tips to prevent and treat cold-related health problems Hypothermia: ...
  9. Travelers' Health: Problems with Heat and Cold (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  10. Winter Weather: Indoor Safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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