Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

As part of our body there is one area that controls body temperature. The position is located at the top of the medulla oblongata and covers the ears, jaw, teeth, gums, mouth, tongue and lips.

Normal body temperature will ensure that every organ and system functioning normally. The actual temperature at any part of the body is not the same. Different body temperature is divided into four parts, namely the head, chest, stomach and legs.

The disease is a condition that occurs when the temperature of an organ is not in a normal condition, namely whether the temperature is rising or falling. The phenomenon of decreased body temperature is called hypothermia, body temperature rose called hyperthermia. All the injuries and pain is the phenomenon of hypothermia. The phenomenon of hypothermia only applies in situations where the dying or almost dying or destruction of the body due to thermodynamic temperature environment fall sharply.


Hypothermia is a phenomenon of a sudden drop in body temperature. The decrease in body temperature is actually something that will cause a failure of a cell or organ function efficiently. Hypothermia most often occurs in the cool air. It usually occurs on the bare mountain climber with cold weather more than 6 hours in an oxygen deficiency which acts as fuel to balance the temperature. Hypothermia in the water occurs in the polar regions in a state of icy water and ambient air temperatures below freezing.


Hyperthermia is the opposite of femomena sudden increase in body temperature. Hyperthermia only takes 4 hours to occur is shorter than hypothermia. Hypertermia usually occurs in hot and dry climates. Typically in the desert which brings dry winds. Dry winds make the body hydrated more quickly to raise the body temperature. Hyperthermia is rare in equatorial climates (due to high humidity even hot) except in case of prolonged drought.