What is hypothermia?
Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when we get so cold that the body loses heat faster than it produces it.
When our body cools down too much, blood circulation slows down. Heartbeat becomes slower, and breathing does too.
Because of this, patients with hypothermia usually feel drowsy and disoriented.
How is it treated?
The main thing is to warm the body in several ways: Covering oneself with blankets and warm clothing, drinking warm beverages and using a heater or a hot water bottle to help raise the body temperature.
You need to be careful, as a sudden exposure to extreme heat can damage the skin or, in extreme cases, lead to a heart stoppage.
In the hospital, warm fluids can be injected intravenously to help warm the blood.
And remember, always ask your doctor!