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Stmptoms Of Being Overheated
SWEATING PROFUSELY: While sleeping your metabolism is at work and your sympathetic nervous system prevails over the parasympathetic ns. These are the signs of over stimulation of the ns. You will learn this in physiology class. ...Read more
Cooling measures: By overheating, does that mean that they are in a hot place or they are playing sports? Generally getting to a cooler place, removing and making clothing loose and drinking fluids like pedialyte or gatorade are helpful. Overheating can be very serious and if the child is confused or very red in color this would be serious and need to be seen by a doctor immediately ...Read more
More specifics: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Conceirge. ...Read more
Bad radiator: That was just a joke. Our sensation and tolerance to things like heat are all different. There are also things that can cause that. Our hormones like the thyroid can affect our tolerance to heat, for example. It is best to see your doctor to find out if anything is wrong. ...Read more
Check up: It would probably be a good idea to start with a good overall medical check up with a primary care doctor. ...Read more
Heat Stroke: Overheating can cause your body temperature to rise and dehydration is the most common reason! this can lead to nausea, dizziness, confusion, and sometimes death. Keep your fluid intake up and not just water. Gatorade, the original formula, is very helpful. And cool off as soon as possible! ...Read more
CURLING IRON : Definitely you can be burned from a curling iron. It is hot and electric current can electrify! ...Read more
Enlarged stomach: There is an enlargement of stomach which gives sensation of need to eat more. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the cause. If you can't find an underlying cause, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Acclimatization : Our bodies are actually very good at adjusting to the heat or exercising in the heat but it does take time. Gradually building up is the key to acclimatization. Remaining well hydrated and avoiding exercise in the peak hours of the day can also help. ...Read more
OVERHEATING TROPICS: Living in the tropics is ok if you are accustomed to the hot season. Asians who have been here in us have problem adjusting with the hot climate again. When they are in the tropics to visit or go on vacation, they have to stay in air conditioned rooms and take a bath several times a day. ...Read more
Take to ER now: Hyperthermia is medical term for overheating. It can range in severity from heat exhaustion to heat stroke. To be on safe side, since you've mentioned no other details, take your loved one to ER now for evaluation & appropriate treatment. Check out http://www.medicinenet.com/hyperthermia_symptoms_and_signs/symptoms.htm for some basic info. ...Read more
Sweating: At least two mechanisms. The body first reacts by dilating (enlarging the diameter) of the vessels near the skin surface, thus allowing for more surface area heat exchange to occur. Sweating is additive to this process, cooling the skin by evaporation. Together, these processes help to prevent overheating. Normally, we sweat as much as a liter throughout the entire day. ...Read more
Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?
No: When you are already overheated and then drink really cold beverage you will shut your stomach down and it might cause stomach cramps. I know you're not a horse, but if someone did that to a horse after it was racing, it would die. In chinese medicine, its not advised to drink iced drinks ever, because it damages your kidney energy. ...Read more
I don't feel my body overheating at night , but everyone who has laid near me has told me I'm like a mini heater. Like I'm really hot. Why is this?
Some: people may have a higher core body temperature that is usually normal. If you have no symptoms and have a normal temperature, it is okay ...Read more
My Wife is experiencing dizziness. She's been outside a lot today but didn't feel overheated. She's had a lot of fluids. Feels like she is spinning?
Wife sick: you need to sign up your wife here and then we can discuss. Hope she is doing better. ...Read more
Is possible: To overheat with exercise when pregnant. Some ideas to help avoid getting overheated: drink plenty of fluids, don't exercise if you already feel hot, decrease the intensity of your exercise and rest if you feel hot or dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more
Confusing question: If a newborn is running fever over 100.4 degrees farhenheit s/he needs a full evaluation by a doctor.Although bundeling in blankets can transiently increase temperature, persistant fever can be a sign of a serious neonatal infection.Emergent workup at a hospital is the standard of care. ...Read more
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