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How to Treat Hypothermia Effectively

How to Treat Hypothermia Effectively

The basic cause of hypothermia is a lack of external heat combined with an inability to maintain sufficient insulation. The heat loss from the body is greater than the heat produced and the body temperature falls abnormally low. Shivering occurs and the muscular activity produces heat. The heart rate increases, the peripheral blood vessels constrict […]

How to Treat Hypothermia

How to Treat Hypothermia

Older adults are at especially high risk of hypother¬≠mia. Your metabolism has slowed down, so it is harder for you to keep your body temperature normal when the weather gets cold. Your body also has lost some of its sensitivity to changes in temperature, so you may not even feel your body chilling. Since you […]