7 symptoms of Heat Stroke


Heat stroke

    Heat stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the body overheats, usually due to prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. Here are seven common symptoms of heat stroke.

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High Body Temperature

    A core body temperature of 104°F (40°C) or higher is a key sign of heat stroke.

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Altered Mental State or Behavior

    Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures, and coma can all result from heat stroke.

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Nausea and Vomiting

    Feeling sick to the stomach or actually vomiting is a common symptom.

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Flushed Skin

    The skin may turn red as the body temperature increases.

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Rapid Breathing

    Breathing may become quick and shallow.

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Fast Heart Rate

    The pulse may significantly increase because of the stress placed on the heart to help cool the body.

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Headache

    A throbbing headache can occur as the body overheats.

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