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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’t be able to do anything about it.

Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.
Study confirms neuroprotective effects of hypothermia in newborns with HIE

Study confirms neuroprotective effects of hypothermia in newborns with HIE

Head injury patients do not benefit from brain cooling therapy

Head injury patients do not benefit from brain cooling therapy

New cell type appears to drive life-threatening food allergies

New cell type appears to drive life-threatening food allergies

Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Finding by UCSF researchers could increase availability of kidneys for transplant

Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

Brain protein key to binge drinking? An interview with Dr. Candice Contet

Brain protein key to binge drinking? An interview with Dr. Candice Contet

Simple blood test can predict evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging, injury severity

Simple blood test can predict evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging, injury severity

Study provides insight into the brain structures affected by epilepsy

Study provides insight into the brain structures affected by epilepsy

Study: Therapeutic hypothermia offers little neurological benefit to children with cardiac arrest

Study: Therapeutic hypothermia offers little neurological benefit to children with cardiac arrest

Emergency body cooling, therapeutic hypothermia yield similar outcomes for children with cardiac arrest

Emergency body cooling, therapeutic hypothermia yield similar outcomes for children with cardiac arrest

Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain

Study demonstrates that activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses chronic pain

Righttime Medical Care outlines common health concerns linked to cold temperatures

Righttime Medical Care outlines common health concerns linked to cold temperatures

UBMD physician discusses the dangers of hypothermia

UBMD physician discusses the dangers of hypothermia

Loyola doctor offers tips to stay healthy during shoveling season

Loyola doctor offers tips to stay healthy during shoveling season

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

UM SOM launches ‘Program in Lung Healing’ to develop treatments for acute respiratory failure

Despite forced-air warming, hypothermia affects patients undergoing surgery

Despite forced-air warming, hypothermia affects patients undergoing surgery

Deeper cooling does not reduce NICU death among newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Deeper cooling does not reduce NICU death among newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Sugar-based molecular microcapsule eliminates toxicity of anticancer agent

Sugar-based molecular microcapsule eliminates toxicity of anticancer agent

New study compares usefulness of two biomarkers released into the blood after TBI

New study compares usefulness of two biomarkers released into the blood after TBI

Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia

Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia