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What leads to serious hyperthermia?

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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Hyperthermia?

Fever: Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Temperatures below that would be called hypothermia, and temperatures greater than that hyperthermia. Low grade temperatures are not always a concern, but temperatures greater than 101.5 are usually considered to warrant investigation. ...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?

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

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What exactly is post operative hyperthermia?

Not sure...: What you mean. Hyperthermia means a fever or elevated body temperature, and post operative means after surgery. One rare condition seen is malignant hyperthermia during a general anesthesia in surgery. Not sure about "post operative hyperthermia" other than a fever after surgery. ...Read more

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What is malignant hyperthermia?

MH- temp, HR, etc: Mh is an inherited disease that is typically uncovered after the affected person gets anesthesia for surgery. Symptoms include muscle rigidity, fast, irregular heart rate, rapid rise in body temperature to 104f or higher. Mh can lead to muscle breakdown, kidney failure and death. There may be a family history of mh or unexplained death during anesthesia.
Mh differs from hyperthermia (heat stroke). ...Read more

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What is malignant hyperthermia?

What is malignant hyperthermia?

Anesthetic reaction: Malignant hyperthermia is a serious, possibly life threatening reaction to certain anesthetic agents including succinylcholine and inhaled anesthetic gases.

This condition is often inherited, and involves a mutation of a gene in muscles involved in calcium release.

When exposed to triggering agents, the muscles undergo excessive metabolism, leading to muscle breakdown and heat, which cause death. ...Read more

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What drugs trigger maligant hyperthermia?

Malignant hypertherm: Succinylcholine
halothane
sevoflurane
desflurane
isoflurane
enflurane.

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What drugs trigger maligant hyperthermia?

What drugs trigger maligant hyperthermia?

Thanks for asking!: Volatile anesthetics and a paralytic called succinylcholine. ...Read more

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Differnetiate between fever and hyperthermia?

Differnetiate between fever and hyperthermia?

Infections vs heat: Fever is almost aways a sign of an infectious process, most commonly viral--it is a natural defense mechanism to increase chemical process/reaction to help ward off the infection. Hyperthermia is often a result of body generating too much heat (exercising/working too hard)and its failure to evaporate the heat quickly, often because of excessive ambient temperature. I hope this explains it. :-). ...Read more

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How common is malignant hyperthermia?

See MHAUS. Org: See:
http://www. Mhaus. Org/

for the best and most authoritative source of information. ...Read more

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Malignant hyperthermia - can I smoke?

Bigger problems: Malignant hyperthermia is a life threatening condition. Smoking is the least of your worries. Although the fact that you are well enough to be on health tap despite this life threatening condition is a good sign :-). ...Read more

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What happens with malignant hyperthermia?

What happens with malignant hyperthermia?

Genetic: Mh is caused by a muscle abnormality from genetic mutation. When exposed to trigger medications like anesthetics, calcium is released and the muscles become rigid as they break down. There is a rapid rise in body temperature. It is a life threatening complication for anesthesiologists but is treatable if recognized. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose malignant hyperthermia?

How do you diagnose malignant hyperthermia?

No one simple test: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare life-threatening condtion often triggered by exposure to certain volatile anesthetic gases and succinylcholine (anesthesia uses this during surgery). The metabolism of the skeletal muscle goes into "overdrive", and it is this oxidative process that overwhelms the body's ability to supply oxygen, remove c02. The result is poor regulation of body temperature. ...Read more

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Differentiate between fever and hyperthermia?

Set point difference: Fever is due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. This can be from many things, usually infection, but can be medications, cancer, (the list is large). Hyperthermia occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. The set point is the same, the body just can't get the temperature down to the set point. Again many causes, heat stroke most common. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have malignant hyperthermia?

How to tell if I have malignant hyperthermia?

Genetic testing: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare disease that has been only described in patients who received either a muscle relaxant (succinylcholine) or inhalational agents such as sevoflourane or both. The website www. Mhaus. Org is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of mh. In short, in patients who receive certain anesthetics, they can have a near lethal or lethal reaction to those drugs. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is malignant hyperthermia?

Could you explain what is malignant hyperthermia?

Genetic testing: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare disease that has been only described in patients who received either a muscle relaxant (succinylcholine) or inhalational agents such as sevoflourane or both. The website www. Mhaus. Org is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of mh. In short, in patients who receive certain anesthetics, they can have a near lethal or lethal reaction to those drugs. ...Read more

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Malignant hyperthermia. Can you have it and never know it?

Yes: You can have mh and not know it, until you get general anesthesia for surgery. Family history of mh or unexplained death during surgery can raise questions. ...Read more

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I think I may have malignant hyperthermia. What would that mean?

MH: Mh (malignant hyperthermia) is genetically transmitted and there are multiple risk factors and associations with other diseases. It is impossible to discuss all the details in this short space. How you know you have mh? Did, during prior surgeries any anesthesiologist pointed this to you? Is there any family member with past history of mh? Mh can be avoided using total intravenous anesthetics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malignant hyperthermia?

What is the definition or description of: malignant hyperthermia?

MH and anesthesia: Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disease triggered by certain medications used in anesthesia that can lead to a life-threatening crisis during or shortly after surgery. It is fairly rare, but potentially life-threatening if unrecognized and untreated. The malignant hyperthermia association of the United States is an excellent source of information. Http://www. Mhaus. Org. ...Read more

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What is the chance of geting malignant hyperthermia from drug use?

Unusual: Except for high dosages of phenothiazine derivatives. ...Read more

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What is the chance of geting malignant hyperthermia using ecstasy?

What is the chance of geting malignant hyperthermia using ecstasy?

Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia, not malignant hyperthermia, is the primary risk with use of ecstasy. Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disease usually triggered by general anesthesia. ...Read more

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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 I'm uncomfortable in the heat, does that mean I have hyperthermia?

If I'm uncomfortable in the heat, does that mean I have hyperthermia?

No: More likely you are not acclimated to the heat; hyperthermia means your actual body temperature is elevated beyond the normal range; common causes include heat stroke and rare reactions to drugs; hyperthermia can be a life-threatening emergency; acclimate over ~2 weeks: spend 2+ hrs in heat daily, take in fluids, gradually increase intensity of your activity; take breaks as needed, and be safe! ...Read more

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What are the signs of malignant hyperthermia in young people using drugs?

What are the signs of malignant hyperthermia in young people using drugs?

Several: Mh usually occurs in response to anesthetics used in or or dental offices. There are some stimulant drugs (ecstasy) that may be associated. Symptoms include high body temperature (muscle break down), profuse sweating, muscle rigidity (esp in jaw), rapid & irregular heart beat, rapid breathing, confusion, flushing, coca cola colored urine, low blood pressure & shock. Life threatening disorder. ...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

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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Hyperthermia (Definition)

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Temperatures below that would be called hypothermia, and temperatures greater than that hyperthermia. Low grade temperatures are not always a concern, but temperatures greater than 101.5 are usually ...Read more