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my friend almost passed out in the heat and humidity in florida during october. we were only walking and person in excellent health. how is this?

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Dr. Riyas Fadal
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Heat exhaustion: Exposed to heat results in heat exhaustion and heat stroke. when there is added humidity this reduces the bodies ability to sweat and further increases body temperature hence accelerating heat exhaustion. your friend may have had a previous heat stroke with damage to his temperature control centre in the brain- which means despite his fitness he will always be at risk, it could be youre climatised

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