Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature. It is a dangerous condition that requires immediate medical attention.

Hypothermia occurs when your body loses more heat than it can produce. It is usually the result of being exposed to very cold temperatures. But it can also occur in other circumstances, such as:

  • Being in less cold temperatures with a wind chill
  • Wearing wet clothes
  • Being in a position where you cannot move
  • Being in cold water
  • Certain medical conditions