Symptoms of Hypothermia

Posted by on Friday, January 13, 2017
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Canada can get really cold in the winter months.

In some cases it can get so cold here that hypothermia can occur in minutes.

Environment Canada issues an Extreme Cold warning when conditions warrant.

If you are outside for any amount of time in cold weather there are symptoms of hypothermia to watch out for:
  • Shivering, although as hypothermia worsens, shivering stops.
  • Clumsiness or lack of coordination.
  • Slurred speech or mumbling.
  • Confusion and poor decision-making, such as trying to remove warm clothes.
  • Drowsiness or very low energy.

Do not consider this a medical tool, if you have questions regarding any symptoms consult a medical professional immediately.

The Team

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