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Is it normal to have a faster heart rate in hot weather? also who is more likely to get heat stroke?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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Heat: when the body is under heat stress the heart rate does increase. Getting dehydrated and overheated without adequate cooling potential predisposes to heat stroke

Answered 6/25/2015

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Dr. Eric Fete answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Yes: higher risk: dehydrated, on medications that can decrease sweating (benadryl (diphenhydramine) or similar medications, certain anti-psychotics, and many more), elderly and small children, illness with fever.

Answered 4/24/2016

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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 9/28/2016

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