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Hypothermia

Watertown Hypothermia Blog Post

 

Hypothermia occurs when your body loses heat faster than it produces it. This causes a low body temperature. Normal body temperature is 98.6F (37C). Hypothermia occurs at or below 95F (35C).

When your body has a low temperature, organs and nervous system do not work properly. If untreated, it can lead to further complications.

Symptoms and signs of hypothermia include:

  • Shivering
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Stumbling
  • Confusion
  • Poor decision making
  • Low energy or drowsy
  • Slow loss of consciousness
  • Weakened pulse
  • Shallow breathing

To treat hypothermia, bring the person into a warm environment gently. Remove any wet clothes and cover person with warm blankets. Have the person drink warm beverages. There can also be medically administered treatment if need be.

If you or someone else needs medical attention for hypothermia, visit AFC Urgent Care Watertown. We can help treat the patient. We offer convenient night and weekend hours and accept all walk-ins. There is little to no wait time. Visit us today at 376 Arsenal  St in Watertown MA or call us at  617-923-2273S