Weather Tidbits: Warning Signs of Hypothermia
This Weather Tidbits explores the warning signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is when the rapid loss of body heat loses heat faster than it can produce; that drops to a temperature below its normal level and this occurs below 96°. The signs of hypothermia are confusion, shivering, difficulty speaking, sleepiness and stiff muscles. If this happens to someone, make sure to get medical attention immediately; but you can move the victim to a heated location and starting warming the center of the body first, if the person is unconscious, perform CPR. The ways to prevent hypothermia is to dressing in layers and to wrap your body well; by wearing hats, gloves and scarves. Also, wear waterproof boots and change out of wet clothing immediately; as heat is lost faster from your body in wet clothing.