Jay Dog asked in HealthOther - Health · 8 months ago

How isn’t hypothermia a sickness?

Dictionary.com defines sickness as the state or an instance of being sick so if you look up the word sick on dictionary.com it defines sick as afflicted with ill health or disease, so hypothermia isn’t a disease but someone with hypothermia is still afflicted with ill health since the keyword here is afflicted with ill health.

2 Answers

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Hypothermia is not "illness."  It's a consequence of specific external event (exposure to cold temperature). A bloody nose is not a disease.  Shaving cuts are not diseases. A knife would to the throat is not a disease.  

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    cause its a symptom and not a disease

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