Doctor from Northern Westchester Hospital talks warning signs of hypothermia

Dr. Joshua Geltman says the human body is generally resilient to cold temperatures, but prolonged exposure can put individuals at risk. There are several signs to be aware of.

News 12 Staff

Jan 20, 2024, 7:12 PM

Updated 186 days ago

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An attending physician at North Westchester Hospital spoke to News 12 about the warning signs of hypothermia.
Dr. Joshua Geltman says the human body is generally resilient to cold temperatures, but prolonged exposure can put individuals at risk. There are several signs to be aware of.
“The earliest stage is you're shivering, you're starting to feel some numbness, tingling in your fingers and your toes and you maybe start to feel a little bit slow,” he said.
The doctor says there is also a stage of hypothermia when people stop shivering. He refers to this as “the danger zone."
News 12’s Jade Nash has more from Yonkers.


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