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

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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