Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature. It is most common in the winter due to overexposure to the cold temperature. Other causes include medications, trauma, diabetes, or drug abuse. Symptoms include shivering, shallow breathing, memory loss, exhaustion, weak pulse, low energy, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hypothermia is caused, symptoms of hypothermia, treatments, prevention, and much more.
WebMD explains first aid steps for treating hypothermia, a condition in which the body's temperature drops because of exposure to extreme cold.
WebMD describes hypothermia, including its causes, symptoms, and emergency treatment.
Find out how to rescue someone in danger of drowning and what to do once they're safely out of the water.
Winterizing Your Workouts
Experts say that with the proper equipment and clothing, outdoor-loving people don't need to give up their favorite recreations. Just be cautious: Failing to heed good sense or to prepare properly can put life and limb at risk -- even at moderate temperatures.
Do We Lose Heat Through Our Heads?
The idea that heat loss occurs primarily through our head is an old wives tale, says this expert in wilderness medicine.