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Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. which is worse?

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Dr. MARIE DELCAMBRE
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sun stroke: Heat exhaustion implies core body temp <104 f while heat stroke includes core temp >104 f. Heat stroke causes delirium or coma and can cause organ failure (kidney, liver, heart), muscle cell injury, and can cause death. Both make you feel bad (usually nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness) but heat exhaustion alone won't kill you.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Heat stroke: Heat stroke is the medical term for the condition that follows and is more severe than heat exhaustion. Generally the temperature is 104 degrees or more in heat stroke. Untreated heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke. Untreated heat stroke may progress to death.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do I have heat exhaustion or stroke?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends... : Depends on your symptoms and circumstances. If you have heat exhaustion go to the er.

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