Hypothermia and Other Cold Weather Injuries

by mobrian on January 22, 2009

Awareness of the Cold Part I

Hypothermia at its most simple is when you are losing heat faster than you can generate it.  It’s simple math that applies across the spectrum of ages.  Some groups are more susceptible than others, the very young or old, diabetics and those with peripheral vascular disease just to name a few.  For most it isn’t a serious threat, but it can be deadly.

As we are all aware it is not always possible to stay inside on these cold winter days.  For those who must brave the elements there are some simple precautions that can help us stay safe and as warm as possible.

What types of symptoms usually occur?

The symptoms are typically a slow [click to continue…]