Hypothermia is a very serious condition during which the body temperature falls down below the temperature required for normal metabolism and body functions and thus the temperature becomes very low. Exposure to cold, diabetes, thyroid, and trauma are some of the causes of hypothermia.
People experience shivering, stiffness of muscles, difficulty while speaking and inability to use hands as a result of sudden decrease of the body temperature. By following some tips you can prevent hypothermia to a great extent. 5 tips to prevent hypothermia are as follows:
Ways To Prevent Hypothermia
Wear Proper Clothes
You should wear woolen garments as it will keep you warm. Wear woolen socks, so that your feet stay warm. Also wear hats covering your ears, scarves and gloves. Always avoid cotton garments and wear garments in layers but make sure that they are light in weight. Always remove wet clothes when you get wet.
Bilberry, Ginseng And Ginkgo Bilobo
Bilberry and Ginkgo bilobo strengthens the blood vessels and improves the blood circulation, thus preventing hypothermia. You can take bilberry extracts, capsules or tablets (240-480 mg/day).
Ginseng helps to develop body resistance against cooling. Having ginseng along with a multi-vitamin will help to recover from hypothermia faster.
You can use some herbs as dried extracts (tea, powder and capsules) or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Take 1 teaspoon of valerian root or dried chamomile or sage in 1 cup of water.
Then boil it well and steep it for 10-12 minutes. After that strain it and then drink it. Sip it while it is hot. Having 2-3 cups of herbal tea every day will help you to reduce the symptoms of hypothermia and thus get rid of it.
Homeopathic remedies such as Aconitum, Arnica, Carbo vegetabilis, Cuprum metallicum are effective in preventing hypothermia. Aconitum: Aconitum is a very useful remedy when you use it to get rid of the symptoms of hypothermia such as cold exposure, shock and tingling effect, or becoming numb. Arnica- arnica can be used to treat symptoms such as shock and trauma.
Carbo vegetabilis- You can use Carbo vegetabilis is always used for treating cold, skin (when it turns bluish), when you feel weak, have breathing problem and feel like fainting due to hypothermia. Cuprum metallicum- The discolouration of the skin, particularly bluish skin and pain in the muscles such as muscle cramps are treated using Cuprum metallicum.
You should try to avoid spending too much time outdoors. During cold weather, staying indoors most of the time should be preferred. If it is very necessary to go out always ask someone to accompany you, like your friends or family members. Never go out alone in cold. Even when staying at home you should make sure there is enough heat to prevent hypothermia. Add heat, if it is safe then start a fire, have hot drinks, hot food, never have foods which are taken out directly from the refrigerator, apply heat to neck, arms etc with hot water bags.
So getting rid of hypothermia is not that difficult and by following the above mentioned 5 tips you can easily get good results within a very short time.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.