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Frostbite risks

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cold exposure
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Elderly
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Homelessness
  • working or spending time outdoors
  • Hypoxia
  • Victim of trauma
  • High humidity
  • High altitude
  • Excessive sweating
  • Psoriasis
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Dehydration
  • Exfoliative Dermatitis
  • Pemphigus
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Sepsis
  • Children
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • past history of peripheral vascular disease
  • Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a potentially dangerous condition that's most common in people with diabetes. Learn what causes it and how to prevent it.
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Disorientation is an altered mental state. A person who's disoriented may not know their location and identity or the time and date.

    It's often accompanied with other symptoms such as:

    • confusion, or being unable to think wi...
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
  • Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity. This change can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms or it may not cause any symptoms. The symptoms of a severe seizure include violent shaking and a loss of control. However, mild seizures c...
  • Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can cause red, scaly patches of skin to appear. Learn more about what it is, why it appears and how it's treated.
  • Dehydration takes place when your body loses more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating.
  • Bulimia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Read about the symptoms and treatment options.
  • Mental health refers to your emotional and psychological well-being. Having good mental health helps you lead a happy and healthy life.
  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 15 percent of people in the U.S. have tried cocaine. Find out more about the effects of addiction.
  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
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