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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Can you have symptoms of maligant hyperthermia without going under?

Can you have symptoms of maligant hyperthermia without going under?

MOST LIKELY NO: No malignant hyperthermia is a very specific diagnosis as reaction to some agent that will be giving during general anesthesia and it is lethal without proper intervention now if your having high fever with some chills you need to take it seriously it could be a simple flue or virus but it could be something serious and life threatening go to the emergency room or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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If maligant hyperthermia occurred with excersie, what symptoms would you get?

Death: It does not happen. Mh can be thought of as a super allergic reaction. Calcium channels are activated in muscles. Super severe muscle damage from extreme exercise (rhabdomyolysis) could i guess potentially trigger it. I would not worry about it. If you've ever worked out so hard you threw up take that and then keep exercising for another couple hours it might get dangerous. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Can someone have symptoms of maligant hyperthermia without going under any medications?

Yes but rarely: In most cases, malignant hyperthermia (mh) is triggered by certain medications used in anesthesia, such as anesthetic vapors or muscle relaxants. In some cases, high heat (heat stroke) or very strenuous exercise can be a trigger for an mh episode. To learn more, visit the malignant hyperthermia association of the United States at http://www.Mhaus.Org/patients-and-families. ...Read more

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Is the symptoms of maligant hyperthermia only present when given triggering agents that cause mh? Or can you have symptoms without any medicine

Malignant hypertherm: Malignant hyperthermia happens in response to triggering agents in susceptible people. This disorder cannot take lace without a triggering medication. ...Read more

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What leads to serious hyperthermia?

Hyperthermia: high body temp can occur with infections, particularly in children. This can induce seizure. Extreme exertion in a warm or hot environment also can result in hyperthermia. Soldiers have and are experiencing this trouble. Athletes also experience this trouble in late summer. Construction workers and field workers are at risk also in warm seasons. ...Read more

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How does a person get hyperthermia?

How does a person get hyperthermia?

Body overheat: Hyperthermia is often a result of body generating too much heat (i.e. Exercising/working too hard) and its failure to evaporate the heat quickly, and/or because of excessive ambient temperature. Sweating is a way to get rid of heat, but dehydration prevents sweating thus increases risk of hyperthermia. So, keep well hydrated, keep cool, minimize extrenuous activities in high heat. Good luck. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have hyperthermia?

How will I know if I have hyperthermia?

Body temp: Most important is to check you temperature, also look for hot dry skin(not sweating), rapid heart beat, dizziness. ...Read more

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I received a clinical injection of promethazinehcl which caused chemical hyperthermia. How do I get a diagonisis for chemical hyperthermia?

Malignant hypertherm: Certain individuals have a genetic abnormality that causes them to develop high body temperature, rigid muscles, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure when exposed to certain medications. This condition can be life threatening and certain kinds of medications should be avoided. If you have surgery, let your anesthesiologist know about this issue. A muscle biopsy can be used to diagnose this. ...Read more

Overheating (Definition)

Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more


Dr. Norman Cohen
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