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Heatstroke

Heatstroke: Introduction

Heatstroke: Heat exhaustion and collapse from heat exposure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Heatstroke is available below.

Symptoms of Heatstroke

Treatments for Heatstroke

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Heatstroke?

Heatstroke: Related Patient Stories

Heatstroke: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Heatstroke

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Heatstroke may include:

  • Cool towels
  • Do not wear sweat-soaked clothes
  • Splash cool water on skin
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Heatstroke: Complications

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Causes of Heatstroke

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Disease Topics Related To Heatstroke

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Heatstroke: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Heatstroke

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms...read more »

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »

Heatstroke: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Heatstroke

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Heatstroke: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Heatstroke

  • Evaporative cooling
  • Ice pack cooling
  • Cold water immersion
  • Antipyretic agents
  • IV fluids
  • more treatments...»

Heatstroke: Animations

Prognosis for Heatstroke

Prevention of Heatstroke

Prevention information for Heatstroke has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Heatstroke.

Statistics for Heatstroke

Heatstroke: Broader Related Topics

Heatstroke Message Boards

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Definitions of Heatstroke:

Overexposure to heat or overexertion most common in old age or infancy but especially in the elderly, accompanied by convulsions, delusions, or coma. It is treated by cooling the body and replacing fluids and salts. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992, p282) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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