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What is Heat exhaustion?

What is Heat exhaustion?

  • Heat exhaustion: Overheating of the body with exhaustion or collapse.
  • Heat exhaustion: 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
  • Heat exhaustion: a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Heat exhaustion: Introduction

Types of Heat exhaustion:

Broader types of Heat exhaustion:

How serious is Heat exhaustion?

Complications of Heat exhaustion: see complications of Heat exhaustion

What causes Heat exhaustion?

Causes of Heat exhaustion: see causes of Heat exhaustion
Risk factors for Heat exhaustion: see risk factors for Heat exhaustion

What are the symptoms of Heat exhaustion?

Symptoms of Heat exhaustion: see symptoms of Heat exhaustion

Complications of Heat exhaustion: see complications of Heat exhaustion

Can anyone else get Heat exhaustion?

More information: see contagiousness of Heat exhaustion
Inheritance: see inheritance of Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Heat exhaustion.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Heat exhaustion.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Heat exhaustion: Emergency Medical Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Heat exhaustion.
Treatments for Heat exhaustion: see treatments for Heat exhaustion
Alternative treatments for Heat exhaustion: see alternative treatments for Heat exhaustion
Prevention of Heat exhaustion: see prevention of Heat exhaustion
Research for Heat exhaustion: see research for Heat exhaustion

Name and Aliases of Heat exhaustion

Main name of condition: Heat exhaustion

Other names or spellings for Heat exhaustion:

heat prostration

Heatstroke, Siriasis, Sun stroke, Heat apoplexy Source - Diseases Database

Heat prostration, Prostration, Heat exhaustion, Prostration
Source - WordNet 2.1

Heat exhaustion: Related Conditions

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