Cold-Weather Health Emergencies

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Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite.

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Hypothermia

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body's stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won

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