(high-poe-thur-mee-ah) happens when your body loses heat faster than it can make it. If this goes on too long, it can cause your temperature to drop below normal and your heart, brain, and other organs to work poorly.
Pay attention to the signals your body is sending, and keep an eye on your friends. These signs are your body’s way of warning you that it’s getting too cold:
If you notice that you or one of your friends has symptoms of hypothermia, do something about it immediately to stop it from getting worse.
If you’re a long way from a warm place and one of your friends is showing signs of hypothermia, you need to warm them up quickly. One of the best ways to do this is to turn them into a human burrito.
Angie Daly Morfeld