Heat Stroke - Causes

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dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Sep 26, 2014
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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
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Birth defect with absence of sweat gland (Ectodermal dysplasia)
  • Excess physical exertion or exercise
  • Administration of sweat inhibiting drugs.

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My father was suddenly Heat Stroke while Heat Pressing his upper head, Why was that? Does it has connection?

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