General info About Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is associated with high morbidity and mortality if not treated promptly. Heat stroke itself is not dangerous but failure to recognize the early signs and symptoms increases the fatality.
Heat stroke usually results from doing heavy work in hot environments along with inadequate fluid intake. If exposure to sun is the cause, then it is termed as sun stroke.
Infants, children, obese adults and elderly people are more prone to heatstroke than young and healthy adults.
Types of heatstroke-
► Exertional heatstroke (EHS) - It generally occurs in young individuals who engage in strenuous physical activity for a prolonged period of time in a hot environment.
► Nonexertional heatstroke (NEHS) - It more commonly affects sedentary elderly individuals, chronically ill patients and very young people. Classic NEHS occurs during environmental heat waves.
Rising pollution levels has resulted in a drastic change in the climatic conditions across the world. The summers have become harsher, thereby leading to heat strokes more commonly.
Heat stroke victims must receive immediate treatment to avoid permanent organ damage. Cooling the victim is the most important thing. Prognosis is good in the face of prompt therapy.
Latest Publications and Research on Heat StrokeMetabolic Profiles Distinguish Non-Dampness-Phlegm and Dampness-Phlegm Patterns among Korean Patients with Acute Cerebral Infarction. - Published by PubMed
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Climate change threats to population health and well-being: the imperative of protective solutions that will last. - Published by PubMed
Update: heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012. - Published by PubMed
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