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I know that Heat can affect the formation of new sperm. But what about the mature semen cell? Can they get a dna damage from single heat exposure ?
No: how much heat and for how long, may be problematic, however testicles are placed outside the body to protect germinal cells from body heat , a natural mechanism, if you have a fertility problem, better see a fertility specialist for evaluation, it isn't only heat , other more risky factors are there, wish you well ...Read more
After heat exposure & exertion my BP can drop as low as 75/55. I have had full heart workup & blood work shows no kidney issues. Cause?
Vasoldilation: Heat exposure is causing your blood vessels to dilate and your B.P is dropping. ...Read more
What can cause blisters on the abdomen? Upon bursting it looks like a serious skin burn. No heat exposure.
If I have Vasoldilation (heat exposure causing my blood vessels to dilate and my BP is dropping.) what can be done to prevent my BP from dropping?
Drink, drink,drink: Drink plenty of fluids and get out of the sun! ...Read more
For two days I have had what looks like a heat rash on my face. Tiny bumps on my cheeks and forehead. No heat exposure and very itchy. What is this?
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
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