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Hypothermia

What is hypothermia?
Who is at risk for hypothermia?
How can I protect myself from hypothermia?
What are the warning signs of hypothermia?
How do you treat hypothermia?
Where can I get more information on hypothermia?

What is hypothermia?
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature.
 
Who is at risk for hypothermia?

How can I protect myself from hypothermia?Icicles

What are the warning signs of hypothermia?
Mild hypothermia  

Moderate hypothermia  

Severe hypothermia  

Signs in infants

How do you treat hypothermia?
Mild-moderate hypothermia  

Severe hypothermia  

Where can I get more information on hypothermia?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
KidsHealth.org

Sources: Northern Kentucky Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention