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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


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44 yo male overweight, no diagnosed health problems. Heavy sweat with little exertion, overheat easily. Dirarrea almost constantly for 20 years. Help?

44 yo male overweight, no diagnosed health problems. Heavy sweat with little exertion, overheat easily. Dirarrea almost constantly for 20 years. Help?

Best Advice for Men: You need a thorough medical exam and physical with fasting blood tests to determine all that is wrong with your health and to begin to form a relationship with a men's health expert to assist getting you to a state of better health and better choices for diet, exercise, sleep and such. It is time to get in to a clinic and start this important process. ...Read more

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What type a person who dies from overheating?

What type a person who dies from overheating?

ALWAYS HOT: Overheating can cause heatstroke. So stay in a cool place like air conditioned room, take a bath often, drink plenty of cold drinks and relax. Persons who suffers from hpn, CAD are prone to heart attack and stroke due to overheating. ...Read more

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Menopause or overheated?

Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?: Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation. ...Read more

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Why do people get nauseated when overheated?

Why do people get nauseated when overheated?

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

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Can you get burnt from a curling iron overheating?

CURLING IRON: Definitely you can be burned from a curling iron. It is hot and electric current can electrify! ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent yourself from overheating?

What can be done to prevent yourself from overheating?

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

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How does the body react to prevent us from overheating?

You sweat: For one.....but keep in mind don't leave it up to your body.....drink fluids and rest. Overheating is not good for you.... ...Read more

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What prevents the body from overheating in the tropics?

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

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How can you help an elderly loved one who is overheating?

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

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How does the body prevent itself from overheating in exercise?

How does the body prevent itself from overheating in exercise?

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

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Is it advisable for a person to have a really cold beverage if they are overheated from exercise or other physical exertion?

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

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Exercise overheating pregnant?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if a newborn is overheating?

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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I feel overheated and lightheaded I'm on the floor and I feel weak?

I feel overheated and lightheaded I'm on the floor and I feel weak?

Get help!: If you are so weak that you cannot get up off the floor, then you need medical attention immediately. Either have someone take you to urgent care or the emergency room, or call 911 if you need to. Do not delay! Good luck. ...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


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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more