Heat stroke exhaustion

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A year ago I believe I suffered some heat exhaustion/stroke and since then, when i start getting hot during activities, i get chills up and down my spine, arms and legs. My calf muscle on my left side will tingle/becomes numb, i get dizzy , my face gets red, i can feel my heart pounding in my head and my breathing is rapid but shallow and i have trouble regulating it for a few minutes. It scares me.
Sunblock, a hat, lots of fluids and I am pretty comfortable as to what to watch for in terms of signs of heat exhaustion/heat stroke. My question is how long should I allow him outside at any given stretch. He wants to be outside all the time, and right now I am doing about 30 to 40 minutes, then bringing him in to the air conditioning to rest and cool off, then letting him back out. Am I being overly cautious in the length of time outdoors, or not cautious enough?
It's actually someone like a real stroke but heat stroke or heat exhaustion affects the brain in a different way and the ongoing symptoms are related to the body's reaction to heat or sun. Not everyone experiences ongoing sensitivity, and yours may ease off. But in my case, it was permanent. I remember those two incidents very well to this day, man I was sick (unbelievable). So in a way I am not surprised.
I am an active soccer player (amateur) and practice/play regularly (for the past 30+ years). My heart is otherwise perfectly normal. I am also prone to heat exhaustion while playing (I am now 56 years old), in particular, when the weather is hot and humid. Last week, during a game, I noticed the symptoms of heat exhaustion showing up (sweating less, tiring quickly after short bursts of running). Nonetheless (foolishly?) I kept playing (heart rhythm was normal).
Lately it has been getting up to 100 degrees F, and the humidity is 60% or more. I am worried about getting heat stroke while walking in this heat. He gets out of school at noon, so there is no shade. He sits in a stroller with a shade and ice water to keep him safe, but this means I am pushing an extra 50 lbs on the way back. Does anyone have advice on how I can stay safe in this heat?
It has not happened since, so I thought it might have been heat stroke. Is it possible for long term damage to have occured and what kinds of test should I ask for?
My dad is under the care of a cognitive therapist and is scheduled to meet with a neuropsychologist later in September. Did your neuropsychologist consider the stroke/heat exhaustion connection? Did you find any behavior that improved your husbands situation e.g. more sleep, diet, exercise, vitamins?
I was overcome with heat stroke in 2001 and ever since frequently suffer from heat exhaustion very quickly. The problem is, I'm an endurance athlete who needs to spend many hours outside training - be it in the heat, humidity, cold, etc. For the last 2 weekends, I've been overcome with heat exhaustion during events. I keep trying to train during the week - but I seem to be getting more fatigued and exhausted.
Dehydration can cause nausea and lead to a vicious cycle where the dehydration and heat do lead to heat exhaustion because the nausea prevents the intake of fluids which just adds to the dehydration and leads to the body getting hotter and hotter.
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Symptoms Heat exhaustion symptoms •Often pale with cool, moist skin •Sweating profusely •Muscle cramps or pains •Feels faint or dizzy •May complain of headache, weakness, thirst, and nausea •Core (rectal) temperature elevated-usually more than 100°F-and the pulse rate increased Heat stroke symptoms •Unconscious or has a markedly abnormal mental status (dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, or coma) •Flushed, hot, and dry skin (although it ma
However I will try to provide you with some useful information. A heat stroke occurs when the body fails to dissipate heat sufficiently, and results in thermoregulatory failure. It can cause an alteration in a person’s level of consciousness, and is a life threatening emergency. Body temperature must be at least 104ºF, and its common causes include physical exertion in a hot environment, and lack of adequate fluid intake.
My husband suffered heat exhaustion a few days ago. He ran a fever of 101 all night w/ sweating off and on. Thinking he would be in the a/c he went back to work the next day and had to be outside to fix a part on the equipment he was running which set him off to a severe headache, he quit sweating, dry and hot, his muscles were starting to cramp and he said he felt like he could vomit, but never did. He had all the symptoms of a stroke, but didn't lose consciousness.
I ended up with extremely severe heat exhaustion toward the end of the ride, I probably should have went to the ER following my return home. Upon awaking the next day I had a severe, crushing headache with pressure. Four weeks after this incident I have sensations of vertigo when moving my head side to side, up or down, or bouncing my head such as when I run.....it's as if my eyes can't follow along with my head. Standing up after I've been sitting also creates this vertigo effect.
I have heard that once a person has had a heat stroke, they can not tolerate the heat anymore. It seems to do something to our body's chemistry. I have not had a heat stroke, but, I am extremely heat intolerant. I am always hot, and I must be in the A/C or I get short of breath, PVC's and feel horrible. I am even hot in the winter. One thing besides heat stroke that can cause heat intolerance is an over-active thyroid and also a lack of natural progesterone.
dry gums as the heat prostration progresses, weakness, confusion or inattention, vomiting or diarrhea and sometimes bleeding. As the condition progresses towards heat prostration or heat stroke there may be obvious paleness or graying to the gums.] If those early signs were absent, then I would be more inclined to think it could be spinal trouble, or possibly something else. Many things can cause a dog to go 'off its legs'. Sometimes kidney complaints can do this. Has she been spayed?
I was working in 110 temp because I work construction and I went down with heat exhaustion what can I DO NEVER it again
When I got home, I was completely and totally wiped out for the better part of an hour. Usually I get the symptoms of heat exhaustion. I was on the verge of heat stroke twice in my college years, and appart form the splitting headache, that is exactly how it feels. I usually don't do anything but go to my car and then inside again after it is 80 or higher. If it is hot enough to cause sweat, it is too hot for me! I went to the St. Patricks parade and it was 82.
I don't know about early labor but you could easily get heat exhaustion or heat stroke so take extra care and make sure you are staying hydrated and do anything you can to try and keep yourself cool.
I have read several commments regarding heat stroke/exhaustion. No one has mentioned swelling. If I exert myself when temps are hot and humidity high, my face and ears swell up. They itch and are bright red. The only thing that seems to help is a steroid shot and prednisone pack. My face and ears will peel almost like a sunburn. Does this happen to anyone out there? If I sweat during the night I will get itchy. Gold Bond medicated powder helps tremendously.
People without MS who developed severe heat exhaustion (or even heat stroke if they service it) often report an intolerance to heat that they never had before. I have heard from patients that it was years before they returned to their prior state of being able to tolerate high temps. Those with actual heat stroke (shut down of sweating and many body systems, temps to 107 degrees and higher) often have permanent neuro damage.
It has been three months after the event and the following is part of a neuro consult--left hemisphere stroke, on CT chronic changes of subcortical white matter disease and remote focal infarctions associated with significant atrophy, significant spastic hemiparesis and language difficulty. He also feels she has reached a plateau with little expectation for future improvements. Probable underlying dementia superimposed on the stroke. I would like help dealing with her spasticity issues.
If you don't perspire freely, it's important to know the signs/symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and steps you can take to prevent them. Medications can also affect the body's ability to regulate temperature, so it might be worth asking your pharmacist some questions on this topic. It was brutal here yesterday with the temperature hitting 101 and the heat index registering 116. Hope everybody stays cool and has a great weekend.
I know this incident could have been from heat exhaustion but I can't help but think that it could also be related to my heart. I checked my blood pressure and BPM before I got on the treadmill. My blood pressure was 118/62 and my BPM was 59. I checked it all again today and my blood pressure was 105/67 and my BPM was 56. I know that my BPM is considered low. I'm not sure at this point if I have what may be a potentially serious problem or if this is a normal occurrance.
Nausea is something I haven't heard of with MS. It is typical of somebody with heat stroke or heat exhaustion, however. When somebody first gets heatstroke, or just extremely overheated, they'll get nauseous. I don't usually recommend Gatorade, as it's such a high-calorie drink, but try half-and-half Gatorade and water. It'll help rehydrate you and replenish some salts. I live in Texas too, and on Saturday it was so hot and humid, I seriously considered moving.
Such people usually cannot tolerate heat. Anhidrosis can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Please make sure that you avoid direct heat to prevent heat stroke and also maintain hydration at all times. Take care!
Try your best to rest, bc sometimes when this happens our body can reach 104 degrees (which would be a heat stroke) and for days you will feel like you are radiating heat from your body and your body needs rest to recuperate from such a strong shock to its defenses meant only for keeping you alive in extreme cases (like if you were stuck in a desert) Hope this helped, sorry it was so long, just trying to get all the info to you! Let me know how you are..
sounds like you're on the way to heat stroke or over exhaustion. take breaks in a cool area and drink water as often as possible.
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