Hyperthermia refers to a group of several heat-related conditions that causes a rise in body temperature. If your body temperature is above 40°C, you are said to have hyperthermia. In this article, we will discuss what causes hyperthermia, its symptoms and how to diagnose and treat it.
What Causes Hyperthermia?
When the body is unable to release enough heat to maintain normal body temperature, hyperthermia occurs.
The body has different ways to get rid of excess body heat, such as, through breathing, sweating and increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin. But, when the outside temperature is warm and humid than the inside of the body, it becomes difficult for the body to evaporate sweat and release its heat. This overheating leads to hyperthermia.Stages Of Hyperthermia
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If you experience irritability, confusion, weak or rapid pulse, fainting, and flushed skin consult a doctor immediately.
If the hyperthermia is severe, you can be hospitalized for a few days until you are fully recovered.How To Prevent Hyperthermia