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what is heat stroke caused by?
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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 temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Call 911 if susp.
Answered on May 27, 2015
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Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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