A 30-year-old female asked:
what are the main causes and risks for heat stroke?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Forrest Jones answered
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 releases heat, 2 shut down once surrounding temperatures exceed body temperature (about 98.6). As a result, body temperature rises markedly and can reach dangerous levels unless prevented or treated. Hope that helps.
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
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