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Doctor insights on: Can Dehydration From Heat Exhaustion Cause A Low Echo Reading

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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Hi doc...weight lifting and exercises gives me heat exhaustion, also triggers GERD. What can I do??? Taking acid reducers causes what probs? Thanks

Hi doc...weight lifting and exercises gives me heat exhaustion, also triggers GERD. What can I do??? Taking acid reducers causes what probs? Thanks

Empty stomach: Before exercise you should have your stomach empty in order to avoid GERD. weight lifting is particularly bad for GERD if the stomach is not empty ...Read more

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I suffered from heat exhaustion last summer. What can I do this summer?

I suffered from heat exhaustion last summer. What can I do this summer?

Stay hydrated.: 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. Once deydrated, the GI tract cannot absorb water fast enough! ...Read more

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Is heat exhaustion when you don't have enough sweat to cool you?

Basically yes.: Heat exhaustion occurs when a person exercises or works in a hot environment and sweating cannot dissipate the heat generated within the body. Often dehydration occurs because the person hasn't replaced the water lost by sweating. ...Read more

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What's the first aid for heat exhaustion?

What's the first aid for heat exhaustion?

Stop and cool: Stop the activity and move the person to a cool environment such as the shade or indoors. Use cool towels around the head. Rehydrate the person with water and electrolytes. If there is nausea and vomiting then call ems and transport the person to a hospital to get IV fluid rehydration. If the exhaustion progresses to stroke it is life threatening so if the person does not improve, then get help. ...Read more

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My father has heat exhaustion. What should I tell him?

My father has heat exhaustion. What should I tell him?

Rest, fluid, cooling: Typically occurs because of extrenuous activities, especially during hot weather, or just prolonged heat exposure. Older folks get this much easier/faster. In mild cases, resting, plenty of fluids, and keep cool will do fine. More severe case may need hospital care. If his tempt is high...103 or more and having symptoms. Dizziness/headaches/vomitting. Then er.
Consult your doc.
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Is it heat exhaustion if you're getting bad headaches in the heat?

Is it heat exhaustion if you're getting bad headaches in the heat?

That's one reason: Quite likely but not the only possibility. High temperature itself can provoke migraine, post-traumatic headaches, hypertensive headaches. ...Read more

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What are the differences between the symptoms for heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

One go to the other: What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion they are on the same track. This often occurs when one starts out behind in their overall body fluid balance. But it could occur if anyone at any time with the right circumstances.

Generally one has spent time in the hot sun or in a very hot environment while not keeping up with their water intake. Many times already starting out partially dehydrated. What happens next is a continuum of symptoms.

It might start with fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness, or even fainting. Other symptoms could include nausea and vomiting infusion, excessive thirst, muscle cramping and aching, a slow or weakening heartbeat. The patient may also become drenched in sweat.

If the above patient is untreated and the symptoms are unrecognized the progression of the symptoms would go from what's described above (heat exhaustion) to what is known as a heat stroke. So to simply put it a heat stroke would generally be a continuation and worsening of the symptoms described above.

By the time a person has a heat stroke they have often gone from profusely sweating to not sweating it all, from a slow and weak heart rate to a very rapid heart rate, from a normal temperature to a very elevated temperature such as 104 -106°F. The patient is generally going to be very confused as they can also be with heat exhaustion. The patient may also have what we refer to as delirium to go along with their confusion and many times though even have a seizure. This is clearly a medical emergency and no time should be wasted in getting that person to the emergency room. ...Read more

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If you were to get heat exhaustion in the middle of the night, would you wake up?

If you were to get heat exhaustion in the middle of the night, would you wake up?

Not normal: You shouldn't get heat exhaustion while you are sleeping anyway. Unless you are dehydrated and sleeping in an oven, this shouldn't be much of a concern. Drink some gatorade before bed and turn on a fan. You should be fine. ...Read more

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How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

How can I avoid heat exhaustion?

Water: Wear a hat, take frequent breaks and drink lots and lots of water. Rehydration with fluids is the key. ...Read more

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Do I have heat exhaustion or stroke?

Do I have heat exhaustion or stroke?

Depends...: Depends on your symptoms and circumstances. If you have heat exhaustion go to the er. ...Read more

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Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

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 more

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When you feel the heat exhaustion coming on, how to treat it?

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

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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion in an elderly person?

Heat related illness: They can range from mild symptoms such as fatigue and lightheadedness to heat cramps. More serious is heat stroke which can be fatal. It is characterized by a fever of 105 degrees, convulsions, stupor, stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you  differentiate heat exhaustion from just being out of shape in the heat?

How can you  differentiate heat exhaustion from just being out of shape in the heat?

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

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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

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After suffering heat exhaustion, is it normal to not be able to hold any liquids down for 4 or more hours afterwards?

After suffering heat exhaustion, is it normal to not be able to hold any liquids down for 4 or more hours afterwards?

Yes: That is why often people that suffer from heat exhaustion have to receive fluid through an iv. With dehydration your organs can partially shut down and fluids are not tolerated but in small amounts. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I sweat like a sprinkler in 75 degrees fahrenheit and I suffer from heat exhaustion at 80 degrees?

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

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Recovering from heat exhaustion. Most symptoms gone except for slight headache, should I be concerned or is this typical?

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

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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?

Be careful: Drink plenty of water before and after exercise in the heat, use cold towels on the neck to cool down, stop if you feel dizzy, faint or nauseous heat illness is very dangerous ...Read more

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Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

Temp of 104: Heatstroke is the 3rd stage of worsening heat-related conditions. As your body overheats, you first may develop heat cramps. If you don't cool down, you may progress to heat exhaustion, marked by heavy sweating, nausea, lightheadedness and feeling faint. Heatstroke occurs if body temperature continues to rise to 104. At this point, emergency treatment is needed. The skin is flushed red. ...Read more

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How can you prevent heat exhaustion and sunstroke?

How can you prevent heat exhaustion and sunstroke?

Prevention: Keep well hydrated: water/sports drinks/juices; avoid alcohol & caffeinated drinks. Use air conditioning when heat & humidity are high (high heat index); if you don't have it, go to places that do (movie theatres/malls/shopping centers). Check with your doc as to which meds (if any) might predispose you to heat-related illness (due to interference with self-cooling mechanism). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a seizure from heat exhaustion?

Is it possible to have a seizure from heat exhaustion?

Could occur: If you suffer full blown heat stroke, potential for a seizure, and other brain complications can occur. This may or may not require future protective medications, but if you have the tendency to have seizures triggered by difficult events or infections, you need protective meds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion vs heat stroke?

Heat stroke: In the latter the heat regulation system is not working and the tempuature shoots up to 105 degrees or higher. Severe neurological symptoms accompany heat stroke and it is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Help please? What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

Heat stroke is a. ..: Medical emergency characterized by a core body temp.> 105 degrees. If u suspect someone of having heat stroke call 911. Try to move the person to an air- conditioned area or at least the shade. Ice packs or cooling in cold / water is best while waiting for help. A person suffering from heat stroke may be unconscious and is @ risk for brain injury and organ failure... ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

I want to know what is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

Exhaustion - stroke: What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion they are on the same track. This often occurs when one starts out behind in their overall body fluid balance. But it could occur if anyone at any time with the right circumstances.

Generally one has spent time in the hot sun or in a very hot environment while not keeping up with their water intake. Many times already starting out partially dehydrated. What happens next is a continuum of symptoms.

It might start with fatigue, headache, weakness, dizziness, or even fainting. Other symptoms could include nausea and vomiting infusion, excessive thirst, muscle cramping and aching, a slow or weakening heartbeat. The patient may also become drenched in sweat.

If the above patient is untreated and the symptoms are unrecognized the progression of the symptoms would go from what's described above (heat exhaustion) to what is known as a heat stroke. So to simply put it a heat stroke would generally be a continuation and worsening of the symptoms described above.

By the time a person has a heat stroke they have often gone from profusely sweating to not sweating it all, from a slow and weak heart rate to a very rapid heart rate, from a normal temperature to a very elevated temperature such as 104 -106°F. The patient is generally going to be very confused as they can also be with heat exhaustion. The patient may also have what we refer to as delirium to go along with their confusion and many times though even have a seizure. This is clearly a medical emergency and no time should be wasted in getting that person to the emergency room. ...Read more

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At What Temperature would you stop cooling down a person that has had heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

At What Temperature would you stop cooling down a person that has had heat stroke or heat exhaustion?

Normal body temp: The point of cooling the body in heat stroke is to bring CORE temperature back to about normal body temperature, which is 98.6 deg F plus or minus 2 degrees (or 35 to 37 deg C, approximately). You're never going to get it perfect, but the point is to try to get somewhere near "normal" & then allow the body to heal itself. Drink plenty of fluids & rest if you have heat exhaustion. TTYD or HT Prime. ...Read more

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Does eating and drinking cold stuff actually help ward off heat exhaustion, or it merely feels better?

Hydration: Fluid--Hot or cold or room temperature, but good volume of fluids,
Rest, shade and get to a cool place ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion = depletion of energy which can occur ...Read more