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Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion: Introduction

Heat exhaustion: major cause of preventable morbidity worldwide. See detailed information below for a list of 46 causes of Heat exhaustion, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Heat exhaustion: Symptom Checker

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Heat exhaustion Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Heat exhaustion

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Stories from Users for Heat exhaustion

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Heat exhaustion: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Heat exhaustion

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Heat exhaustion: Deaths

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Definitions of 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)

A condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Heat exhaustion

The list below shows some of the causes of Heat exhaustion mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Heat exhaustion?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Heat exhaustion. Of the 46 causes of Heat exhaustion that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 43 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Heat exhaustion:

The following list of conditions have 'Heat exhaustion' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Heat exhaustion:

The following list of medical conditions have Heat exhaustion or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Heat exhaustion Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Heat exhaustion based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Heat exhaustion:

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

    Classifications of Heat exhaustion:

    Medical Conditions associated with Heat exhaustion:

    Body symptoms (5672 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes)

    Symptoms related to Heat exhaustion:

    Dehydration (284 causes), Hot environment, Sunstroke (14 causes), Hyperthermia, Pyrexia, Body temperature, Fever (2274 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heat exhaustion

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