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After Effects Of Heat Exhaustion
It sure can...: Depending on the severity of heat exhaustion, your health status, and how quickly you get intervention, the effect may last for several days. Mild exhaustion gets better fast with simply staying in cooler area and replace the fluid lost. Severe case may need hospital care/iv fluid and/or medications. Older folks with medical problems are more prone to heat exhaustion. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Heat stroke: Heat stroke is the medical term for the condition that follows and is more severe than heat exhaustion. Generally the temperature is 104 degrees or more in heat stroke. Untreated heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke. Untreated heat stroke may progress to death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop activity.: At this point if you continue activity, you will pay. Stop, rest, drink water. Avoid electrolyte solutions with sugar. Douse yourself with cold water!always get hydrated in adnance. Severe heat exhaustion could be a medical emergency. Iv hydration and cooling blankets may be necessary. ...Read more
Heat exhaustion: Check http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-exhaustion/basics/definition/con-20033366 for info re heat-related syndromes, ranging from heat cramps (mild) to exhaustion (moderate) to stroke (severe). HE symptoms incl heavy sweating, faintness, dizziness & fatigue, weak rapid pulse, low blood pressure, cramps, nausea & headache. Being out of shape doesn't cause weak pulse, low BP headac ...Read more
Do I need to go to doctors if I've suffered from heat exhaustion or can it safely be treated from home?
Best To Be Evaluated: While you can treat heat exhaustion on your own by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly, especially if they are not cooled properly or adequately hydrated. If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it". ...Read more
After suffering heat exhaustion, is it normal to not be able to hold any liquids down for 4 or more hours afterwards?
Could you tell me why i sweat like a sprinkler in 75 degrees fahrenheit and i suffer from heat exhaustion at 80 degrees?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, a good medical check up would be a good place to start. Some basic blood tests, including checking your thyroid function, can go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Recovering from heat exhaustion. Most symptoms gone except for slight headache, should I be concerned or is this typical?
That depends on-: -how long ago this happened. If more than a week, you should have recovered. Get in 2 C Ur PCP & go from there & get referrals if deemed necessary. ...Read more
When having heat exhaustion, am I ok as long as there is a LITTLE relief while trying to cool down? Or should there still be concern?
Dehydration caused: Heat exaustion is caused by water deprivation. The body cannot cool itself by perspiration. Drink plenty of water when it is hot and you are going to engage in strenuous activity. We all should drink at least two quarts per day not exercising or being in the heat. You will need more if excersing, especially in the heat. First axiom of exercising and hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty. ...Read more
Body Overheated: Heat exhaustion can be treated by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, but it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly. If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it", appear flushed, stopped sweating, high temp, etc, go to the er. ...Read more
Excessive heat: Heat exhaustion is one of the conditions along the spectrum of heat illness. It occurs when the body's core body temperature exceeds 98.6 degrees f, which presents in symptoms such as excessive sweating and fatigue. If left unchecked it can lead to heat stroke, which can be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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