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Hypothermia: Introduction

Hypothermia: Cold weather can be risky for anyone, but especially for older people. Almost everyone is familiar with winter hazards such as ... more about Hypothermia.

Hypothermia: Low body temperature. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypothermia is available below.

Symptoms of Hypothermia

Treatments for Hypothermia

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Hypothermia: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Hypothermia

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Hypothermia may include:

  • Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
  • Camphora homeopathic remedy
  • Secale homeopathic remedy
  • Silica homeopathic remedy
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Hypothermia: Complications

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Causes of Hypothermia

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Disease Topics Related To Hypothermia

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Clinical Trials for Hypothermia

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Prevention of Hypothermia

Prevention information for Hypothermia has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Hypothermia.

  • Stay warm
  • Layer clothes in cold weather
  • Wear a hat or headwear - keep the head warm
  • Wear a scarf - keep the neck warm
  • Stay dry
  • more preventions...»

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Article Excerpts about Hypothermia

Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Cold weather can be risky for anyone, but especially for older people. Almost everyone is familiar with winter hazards such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing difficulties triggered by cold air. But the winter chill can also lead to a temperature drop inside the body that can be deadly if not found quickly and treated properly. This lowered body temperature, usually brought on by staying in a cool place for a long time, is called hypothermia (hi-po-ther-mee-uh). It is a special problem for older people, who often have other illnesses or take medications that can interfere with the bodys ability to regulate its temperature. (Source: excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Hypothermia is marked by unusually low body temperatures, below 96 F (35.5 C) - well below the bodys 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)

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)


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