Stroke due to Heat Overview
Another name for Stroke due to Heat is Heatstroke.
What is heatstroke?
A person with heatstroke has a fever over 104 degrees F (40 C) and symptoms of brain malfunction, caused by exposure to a hot environment. A hot environment or intense exercise elevate the body temperature, and the body is unable to release the heat fast enough to keep the body temperature in a normal range. As a result, the body temperature rises so high that the brain malfunctions.
What are the symptoms of heatstroke?
Symptoms of heatstroke include fainting, dizziness, dry mouth, excessive thirst, sweating may be absent, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Other symptoms include difficulty speaking, difficulty walking, hallucinations, confusion, and lethargy.
How does the doctor treat heatstroke?
Treatment of heatstroke includes removing clothing, tepid water bathing or sponge bath, cooling blanket, medications to inhibit shivering, cold compresses, encourage oral fluids, intravenous fluids, cardiac monitoring, and resting in a cool environment.
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