What are the Causes of Heat Stroke?
Heat stroke is caused due to an environmental exposure to heat, resulting in an abnormally high body temperature.
Factors pre-disposing to heat stroke are:
- Non-acclimatization to high temperatures
- Pre-existing illness with fever
- High humidity
- Birth defect with absence of sweat gland (Ectodermal dysplasia)
- Excess physical exertion or exercise
- Administration of sweat inhibiting drugs.
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