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The mission of the Health Education Program of Saint Louis County Department of Health is to promote healthy behaviors in collaboration with community partners. We provide health information programs, presentations and consultations that promote health and prevent disease.
Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Hypothermia is a condition caused when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat. This is a potentially dangerous condition. Normal body temperature is 98.6, Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature drops below 95 degrees. Hypothermia is commonly caused by prolonged exposure to cold weather conditions or cold water.
What are the symptoms?
Shivering is the body’s automatic response to cold temperatures. It is the bodies attempt to warm itself. Consent shivering is a good sign, if the shivering stops the person’s heat regulator has stopped functioning and hypothermia has progressed to a dangerous level.
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