Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 year ago

At what temperatures (°C) can you develop hyperthermia?

(cold weather)

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  • 1 year ago
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    There is no definite set point. But hyperthermia relates only to high temperatures. Perhaps you mean Hypothermia ?

    Hypothermia is reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs. In humans, it is defined as a body core temperature below 35.0 °C (95.0 °F).

    You can be comfortable in 0º or lower temperatures with proper clothing yet die in water at 20º as the water sucks the heat out of your body.

    Hyperthermia is a condition where an individual's body temperature is elevated beyond normal due to failed thermoregulation. The person's body produces or absorbs more heat than it dissipates. When extreme temperature elevation occurs, it becomes a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment to prevent disability or death.

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