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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
Just got home from doctor. She said I have heat exhaustion. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?
Confused also :): Heat exhaustion is not a disease that a person has, but something that happens to you when in a hot enviroment when you can't keep cool and your body temperature elevates to an unsafe level. If the body temp keeps going up and your body decompensates, a more severe state of heat stroke can occur. True cases of heat exhaustion require rapid medical attention. ...Read more
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
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
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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