Make Yourself Aware of These Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Extreme cold weather can result in any of us getting illnesses such as hypothermia or frostbite. Our first thought would be to go inside and sit by the fire to warm our fingertips and toes up. But, according to the CDC, this can actually do more harm than good.

An article on NJ.com discusses the symptoms and ways to treat these issues properly before they get worse.

Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature falls below 95 degrees, where symptoms can include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss and slurred speech.

Frostbite, another common issue in the winter, occurs when the "skin and underlying tissue freezes."

NJ.com also discusses the CDC's various ways on how to stay warm and healthy during the winter, if you get stuck in your car, and more.

You may think you know all the ways to relieve these symptoms, but it is best to know the proper way to relieve them without harming your body even more.

Read about the symptoms and proper treatments here.

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