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What is hypothermia?

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops too low. A normal body temperature is usually between 98-100°F. Technically, hypothermia is classified as a body temperature below 95°F, but a person can have symptoms of low body temperature even before it drops that low. (This answer provided for NATA by the Marist College Athletic Training Education Program)
Hypothermia is a life-threatening condition in which the entire body cools because its ability to keep warm fails.

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