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Does heat stroke cause brain damage

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Rather unlikely: Chances are very high that you will recover fully without lingering "brain damage".

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely dehydration: You have likely got dehydrated, there should not be long term side effects otherwise once you got hydrated and got to rest. if symptoms persist please ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Heat stroke is fatal if left untreated. The 2nd part of your question is far more difficult. It depends on what geographic area and time period you're ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised f ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That is completely false. You may have read that there are ultrasounds that are high frequency ultrasounds (machines, generally) that can generate he ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Clarification: Depends in the extent and location of stroke.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Probably dehydration: Dehydration occurs with prolonged exertion in hot conditions. This can cause loss of consciousness, heat stroke, or even seizure. Infection and high ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Brain injury: caused by stroke is generally thought to be permanent, but some recent literature has suggested that still viable areas of the brain can learn to comp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi answered
24 years experience Critical Care
Heat Stroke: Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's te ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Poor heat loss: One is at risk of having a heat stroke if their body can't sufficiently release heat relative to the surrounding temperature. Of 4 ways the body relea ... Read More
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