Heat Related Illness Information Center
The moment an individual develops Hypothermia, the ability of the individual to think and react will start to decline. If Hypothermia is mild, then the individual may experience: Lightheadedness, Shivering, Nausea and Feeling hungry. If prompt treatment is not given then the symptoms may progress and severe Hypothermia may set in. In such cases, the individual may experience: The shivering to stop, little to no coordination, slurring speech and excessive confusion.
Elderly and Infants are at increased risk for Hypothermia. Hypothermia requires emergent treatment. To begin with one can start first-aid treatment. If Hypothermia is not treated emergently it may cause complete malfunction of the heart, nervous system, and respiratory system leading to death.