Last Updated on Sep 26, 2014

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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heatpress Saturday, November 6, 2010

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

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