Heat Stroke, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 40.0 °C (104.0 °F) and confusion.[4] Other symptoms include red skin, headache, and dizziness.[2] There is generally a lack of sweating in classic heat stroke while sweating is generally present in exertional heatstroke.[5] Onset can be sudden or gradual.[3] Complications may include seizures, rhabdomyolysis, or kidney failure.[3]

Heat stroke occurs because of high external temperatures or physical exertion.[3][4] Risk factors include heat waves, high humidity, certain drugs such as diuretics, beta blockers, or alcohol, heart disease, and skin disorders.[3] Cases not associated with physical exertion typically occur in those at the extremes of age or with long term health problems.[3] Diagnosis is based on symptoms.[3] It is a type of hyperthermia.[3] It is distinct from a fever, where there is a physiological increase in the temperature set point.[3]

Preventive measures include drinking sufficient fluids and avoiding excessive heat.[6] Treatment is by rapid physical cooling of the body and supportive care.[4] Recommended methods include spraying the person with water and using a fan, putting the person in ice water, or giving cold intravenous fluids.[4] While it is reasonable to add ice packs around a person, this by itself is not routinely recommended.[4]

Heat stroke results in more than 600 deaths a year in the United States.[4] Rates have increased between 1995 and 2015.[3] The risk of death is less than 5% in those with exercise-induced heat stroke and as high as 65% in those with non-exercise induced cases.[3]

23 Comments

  1. chlo3 chr¡stm4s on November 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    i just serached this up because earlier i suddenly started sweating, it was hard to walk, and i felt nauseous lmao…i think im fine tho

  2. DashielGrayson on November 27, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Bruh . Guss what . I am heat intolerant

  3. FUN Diaries with DaNiyaH on November 27, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Extremely helpful and needed the most these days , already reaching upto 47°C in middle east

  4. David Snead on November 27, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for explaining this to me the guy I work with because I do trash he told me tomorrow +80° he told me I have to wear a suit anyway to check in on top of it in a winter hat to cover my face is this dangerous because he told me I have to work as he doesn’t with the virus what would happen if I have to where it will I get heatstroke

  5. Rayan Eden on November 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Am so happy to share this testimony , how Dr mukuru help me to cure my stroke . With his natural roots and herbs , I have been struggling with stroke for 5 year now . I was on able to move my legs and my hands , I was down . One faithful day my brother came to me , he told me that am going to be cured from my stroke he told me a about Dr mukuru and he did all Dr mukuru ask him to do and he ordered for the herbal medicine immediately he send the herbal medicine and I started my treatment after four days of treatment I was able to move my legs and walk after one week of treatment I was able to talk and walk around after two weeks I was totally cured from stroke email Dr mukuru via email : (babamukuru61@gmail.com).. he can cure any diseases

  6. Sunflxwers on November 27, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Very well explained !

  7. boss lady on November 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I’m having trouble breathing

  8. too latebro2 on November 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Bruh I literally got heat stroke today and I went to a cold spot drank a lot of cold water and just stood there and the only way I knew was because my body didn’t want me to move also because my heart all of a sudden went faster

  9. Jafari Mudia on November 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Hello, when ever I see any cancer case I always want to say a special thanks to Dr. Hopkins for helping me get cured from stroke i was tested Positive 11months ago, I contacted him base on the testimonies I’m seeing about him
    on the internet, I was cured too by him, he can help you, these is my little way of appreciation by spreading my happiness … And he’s able to help you in getting rid of any kind of decease that’s affecting you … .. let me know if you want his info
    ….

  10. Moose from Tune and Moose on November 27, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I think I had heat stroke today. We did a hike that we underestimated. Didn’t bring enough water, my urine was dark and we grabbed a water bottle filled it with water from a fall for my daughter as a gift. After less than 10 minutes we needed to poor half the water on my head. We did that for about 2 minutes. I used to wrestle in high school and this is the most exhausted I ever felt! heat stroke is not fun!

  11. lalitha mannepalli on November 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I have all symptoms how I can reduce it

  12. Lisa carol Bowden on November 27, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Am so happy to share this testimony, how Dr Ovie help me to cure my stroke. With his natural roots and herbs, I have been struggling with stroke for 5 year now. I was on able to move my legs and my hands, I was down. One faithful day my brother came to me, he told me that am going to be cured from my stroke he told me a about Dr Ovie and he did all Dr Ovie ask him to do and he ordered for the herbal medicine immediately he send the herbal medicine and I started my treatment after four days of treatment I was able to move my legs and walk after one week of treatment I was able to talk and walk around after two weeks I was totally cured from stroke email Dr Ovie via email: Ovie.miraclemedicine1@gmail.com call or what’s app Dr Ovie on +2349056393169 for any disease’s ok his a very nice man with good heart.

  13. Alternative History on November 27, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    *Приходите сюда, чтобы остыть, вы скоро сгорите*

  14. Sushanta Saha on November 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Thx

  15. Akpojewe Akpojotor on November 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Doctor…. please I have a question…

    Anytime I’m hot or stressed out my body starts to preak me… I feel like pins or needles are poking me in all parts of my body….

    Please help…

    I’ll be awaiting your response

  16. Matt Dean Caleb on November 27, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Good news everyone, I want to use these time to thank Dr oseigba mercy for saving me from STROKE I had since 4 years now.. He cured me with his herbal medication and now am free from stroke.. You can also contact him via email.. drharrymercy@gmail.com or whatsap him +2348141659546..

  17. Oh Poogers on November 27, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    So what the fuck now do I just die

  18. Sunny on November 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    It was 44c today

  19. MzoNT on November 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    im literally watching this sweating,41 degrees celcius,and its 8pm.how is this even possible

  20. fishing crabbing yabbying on November 27, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I came here after watching matt die on walking the nile

  21. Lex Luther on November 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    just went thru this…. cut grass at 8;30 am but after 20 mins i felt like i wanna fall out…weak like… stop cuttin grass sat down and got some water…still felt like i wanna lay down…after 10 mins felt better…cut grass before 8 am or after 6 pm… dont fight the sun… you wont win…almost felt like praying…i made it though

  22. Tempestissimo on November 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    1:38 this man forgot how to drink

  23. patricia miller on November 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Am so happy to share this testimony, how Dr Ovie help me to cure my stroke. With his natural roots and herbs, I have been struggling with stroke for 5 year now. I was on able to move my legs and my hands, I was down. One faithful day my brother came to me, he told me that am going to be cured from my stroke he told me a about Dr Ovie and he did all Dr Ovie ask him to do and he ordered for the herbal medicine immediately he send the herbal medicine and I started my treatment after four days of treatment I was able to move my legs and walk after one week of treatment I was able to talk and walk around after two weeks I was totally cured from stroke email Dr Ovie via email: Ovie.miraclemedicine1@gmail.com call or what’s app Dr Ovie on +2349056393169 for any disease’s ok his a very nice man with good heart.

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