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A 23-year-old female asked:

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

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
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
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Aggressive behaviors are more common in hot weather as well.
Jun 7, 2015
Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
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.
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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
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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