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Friday, December 21, 2012

Hypothermia Symptoms

Well today is our first snow storm of the year, here in “Sunny” Ohio and I started to think about Prepping Hazards for the winter. Hypothermia is a big danger to all of us. According to the Mayo clinic, here are the symptoms of Hypothermia…
Shivering is your body's automatic defense against cold temperature — an attempt to warm itself. Constant shivering is a key sign of hypothermia. Signs and symptoms of moderate to severe hypothermia include:
· Shivering
· Clumsiness or lack of coordination
· Slurred speech or mumbling
· Stumbling
· Confusion or difficulty thinking
· Poor decision making, such as trying to remove warm clothes
· Drowsiness or very low energy
· Apathy or lack of concern about one's condition
· Progressive loss of consciousness
· Weak pulse
· Slow, shallow breathing
A person with hypothermia usually isn't aware of his or her condition, because the symptoms often begin gradually and because the confused thinking associated with hypothermia prevents self-awareness.

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