Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature passes below 95 F (35 C).
Symptoms: Symptoms of hypothermia include: Shivering Dizziness Hunger Nausea Faster breathing Trouble speaking Slight confusion Lack of coordination Fatigue Increased heart rate. Diagnosis: It is diagnosed by person?s physical signs.Blood test also can help confirm hypothermia and its severity.
Treament: Medical treatment should be given by blood rewarming, warm intravenous fluids,airway rewarming and irrigation. Epidemology: In the past, hypothermia occurred most frequently in homeless people, but recreational exposure to cold environments is now the main cause of hypothermia. An average of 647 people died per year due to hypothermia.