The forecasted low temperature for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning is 11 degrees. Adding in the wind, and the wind chill could be around zero degrees.
Your body is not going to like that.
“At temperatures such as those forecast tonight, individuals are certainly at risk for developing hypothermia and/or frostbite if they are exposed to the cold without proper clothing,” according to Dr. Jerri Rose, an Emergency Medicine Physician at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
We all know the magic number of 98.6 degrees.
That is your body’s perfect core temperature. That number can range from 97 to 99 degrees and still be considered normal.
According to HealthLine you’re body will start to shows signs of being cold when your core temp gets below 98.6. In the beginning they are simple signs.
- an increased heart rate
- a slight decrease in coordination
- an increased urge to urinate
The danger is when your body’s temperature gets into the range of 91.4 to 85.2 degrees. That’s when more severe symptoms can pop up.
- minimal breathing
- poor to no reflexes
- inability to move or respond to stimuli
- low blood pressure
- possibly coma
When the body temperature gets below the 71.6 degrees is when you can see some extreme health conditions.
- muscles becoming rigid
- blood pressure becoming extremely low or even absent
- heart and breathing rates decreasing
- ultimately lead to death.
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