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What medical condition causes a heat stroke and seizure?

What medical condition causes a heat stroke and seizure?

Probably dehydration: Dehydration occurs with prolonged exertion in hot conditions. This can cause loss of consciousness, heat stroke, or even seizure. Infection and high fever may also cause a seizure, but not heat stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Heat Illness (Definition)

Heat illness is a spectrum of disorder due to envoirenmental heat exposure.It can include heat syncope, heat cramps and heat exaustion more severe conditions are heat stroke, inwhich body temp goes over 105 degree f.Or 40.6 degreec due to envorenmental heat exposure and lac of thermo regulation.This is different than fever where there is physiological increase in ...Read more


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What are the main causes and risks for heat stroke?

What are the main causes and risks for heat stroke?

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. ...Read more

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What is heat stroke caused by?

What is heat stroke caused by?

Heat Stroke: Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Call 911 if susp. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. ( see photo ) With permission from my teaching file. ...Read more

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Could I have heat stroke indoors?

Yes: If the temperature is high enough, and these is poor ventilation, no a/c, no fans, and inadequate hydration then sure it could happen indoors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Heat stroke?

What are the symptoms of Heat stroke?

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 ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of heat stroke?

What are some symptoms of heat stroke?

Symptoms: Throbbing headache dizziness and light-headedness lack of sweating despite the heat red, hot, and dry skin muscle weakness or cramps nausea and vomiting rapid heartbeat rapid, shallow breathing confusion, disorientation, or staggering seizures loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

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 ...Read more

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Heat stroke at night time, is it possible?

Heat stroke at night time, is it possible?

Yes. 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 ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Heat Stroke (Hyperthermia) (Definition)

Heatstroke is a condition where your body temperature rises to 104-105 degrees (farenheit). Your body overheats as a result of exercising in very high temperatures. If left untreated, a heatstroke can cause serious damage to your brain, heart, and kidneys. ...Read more