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Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Introduction

Hypothermia: Low body temperature. See detailed information below for a list of 125 causes of Hypothermia, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypothermia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypothermia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hypothermia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hypothermia:

Causes of Types of Hypothermia:

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Review causes of types of Hypothermia in more specific categories:

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Hypothermia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hypothermia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hypothermia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hypothermia may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Hypothermia

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hypothermia may include:

  • Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
  • Camphora homeopathic remedy
  • Secale homeopathic remedy
  • Silica homeopathic remedy
  • Cuprum homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Hypothermia

Real-life user stories relating to Hypothermia:

Message Boards for Hypothermia

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hypothermia or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hypothermia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hypothermia. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature - (Hypothermia is defined as a fall in the core (i.e. rectal) temperature to below 35 degrees Celsius).
    • Examine for features of hypothermia including reduced pulse rate, shallow breathing, muscle stiffness, reduced reflexes, reduced blood pressure
    • Examine for enlarged thyroid which may suggest hypothyroidism
    • Examine for postural hypotension and pigmentation characteristic of Addison's disease
    • Full neurological investigation looking for evidence of stroke, epidural or subdural haematoma or thiamine deficiency
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Hypothermia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypothermia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hypothermia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hypothermia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Ibuprofen and Baclofen interaction
  • Amitriptyline and Fluconazole interaction
  • Lithium Carbonate and Diazepam interaction
  • Lithium and Diazepam interaction
  • Carbolith and Diazepam interaction
  • Cibalith-S and Diazepam interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hypothermia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypothermia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypothermia

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Hypothermia:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypothermia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Hypothermia Assessment Questionnaire (11 listings)

Hypothermia: Deaths

Read more about causes and Hypothermia deaths.

Causes of Hypothermia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hypothermia as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Hypothermia

Hypothermia is marked by unusually low body temperatures, below 96° F (35.5° C) - well below the body’s normal temperature of 98.6° F (37° C). What may seem like a mere couple of degrees can have a devastating effect. Severe hypothermia can cause an irregular heartbeat leading to heart failure and death. (Source: excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Cold weather can be risky for anyone, but especially for older people. Almost... (Source: excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Hypothermia is marked by unusually low body temperatures, below 96° F (35.5° C) ... (Source: excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Hypothermia:

Lower than normal body temperature, especially in warm-blooded animals; in man usually accidental or unintentional.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Subnormal body temperature
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally low body temperature.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Hypothermia:

The list of organs typically affected by Hypothermia may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Hypothermia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hypothermia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hypothermia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypothermia. Of the 125 causes of Hypothermia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 122 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypothermia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypothermia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Hypothermia or choose View All.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypothermia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hypothermia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hypothermia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypothermia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hypothermia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hypothermia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Hypothermia:

    Body temperature reduced
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hypothermia:

    Subtypes of Hypothermia:

    Low temperature (7 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hypothermia:

    Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hypothermia:

    Chills (1045 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Cold exposure, Alcohol consumption, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Certain medications, Inactivity, Immobility (26 causes), Hypoglycaemia, Impaired shivering capacity in elderly, Myxoedema, Starvation

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Medical News summaries about Hypothermia

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Hypothermia and many other medical conditions:

    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Hypothermia:

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