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Sunstroke: Introduction

Sunstroke: body's heat regulation system fails due to exposure to higher temperatures. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Sunstroke, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sunstroke

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Sunstroke: Symptom Checker

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Sunstroke Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Sunstroke may include:

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Sunstroke: Animations

Sunstroke: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sunstroke may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sunstroke

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Sunstroke: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sunstroke

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women 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 was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and other 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 forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other 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 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 is that there are various possibilities, such as 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 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 which the symptoms are typically mild. The 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. more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is 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 variety 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 migraines more »

Sunstroke: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sunstroke

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Sunstroke: Related Rare Diseases

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Sunstroke: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Sunstroke:

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)

Sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Sunstroke

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

How Common are these Causes of Sunstroke?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sunstroke. Of the 14 causes of Sunstroke that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sunstroke:

The following list of conditions have 'Sunstroke' 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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Causes of Sunstroke Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Sunstroke:

    Heat stroke, Heat apoplexy, Heat exhaustion, Siriasis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Sunstroke:

    Medical Conditions associated with Sunstroke:

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

    Symptoms related to Sunstroke:

    Hot environment, Humid weather, Overeating (44 causes), Overdressing, Drinking too much alcohol can contribute, More common in: young children, Elderly people, Congestive heart failure (140 causes), Arteriosclerosis (13 causes), Diabetes (212 causes)

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