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What conditions contribute to hypothermia?

Certain conditions can more easily lead to hypothermia, including:
  • Ingestion of substances that interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature (such as alcohol, other drugs, and certain medications)
  • Any medical condition that impairs circulation, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease
  • Prolonged exposure to cold, wet and/or windy conditions, or wet clothing

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