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Hypothermia

Hypothermia occurs when your body is exposed to low temperatures for a long period of time. Your body cant replace heat as fast as its being lost and, if unteated, this can lead to death.

The common cause of hypothermia- when your core body temperature falls below 35'C.

Symptoms of hypothermia are-

grey skin colour

amnesia (memory loss)

shivering

slurred speech

confusion

loss of coordination

cold skin

You can treat hypothermia by-

raising the core body temperature

insulating the body (particularly the armpits, head and groin)

drinking warm drinks (but not alcahol)

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